Hive 10 [ USA, Rhode Island ]

Beekeeping experience with the small horizontal hive.
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bensmith0149
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Hive 10 [ USA, Rhode Island ]

Post by bensmith0149 » 17 Apr 2018, 19:41

I built a small hive to catch a swarm.

Movable frames are required here so I changed the fixed-comb hive body to top-bar hive body and changed the internal dimensions to 300 x 300 x 227.5 mm which gave me 7, 31.75 mm top-bars.

The hive is 5 meters up and facing South.

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Re: Hive 10 [ Rhode Island, USA ]

Post by smallhiveproject » 18 Apr 2018, 13:36

Your modification of the fixed-comb hive body with top-bars sounds interesting, especially if movable combs are legally required.

You reduced spacing of the combs in the body from 35mm to 32mm (as did Michael Bush). Did you also modify spacing for the movable honey frame and the back of the hive from 38mm to 32mm ?

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Re: Hive 10 [ Rhode Island, USA ]

Post by bensmith0149 » 18 Apr 2018, 13:47

I did not change the size of the honey frames.
The honey frame spacing is 38mm.

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