Yes, they are realty gentle.
Sam's bars are the same length, mine are slightly wider and his box is slightly smaller. The differences will have to be measured they are so slight, I noticed because I work on them.
The SV finger joint…"
Sam's box is doing great! The queen looks healthy and she has a good lay pattern, the bees are keeping her well groomed and the overall health of the hive is great! Lots of activity! Way to go! This is a great 1st hive for him,…"
The Lang folk have all manner of frames that are sectioned to produce comb honey in the hive instead of having to cut it out available to them, they even have plastic inserts that allow the comb to be produced right in the packaging.…"
Thinking of incorporating some of the designs they gleaned from others. Like extending the bars to the edge of the box instead of rebates. Making it possible to use a sectional Tbars to produce comb honey sections in the hive...etc. I think…"
Thanks for the offer, there must be some incredible views out there
I meant that I only work with Warre hives and never considered anything else. I started because the family wanted honey instead of sugar and I believe that these are personal…"
I strap my boxes together and the stand is actually my bottom board so what ever I build will be along the same concept because its working for me. I either strap everything to the new stand I'm buildlng or strap everything…"
I neglected to ask which way is the hive facing? East or South is good, or any combonation of that, its a matter of how much shade or sun. 5-6am you should see alot of activity when the field bees leave, between 2-4pm the activity will…"
I didn't convert to Warre, I started with Warre and my first colony was from a swarm. I've helped others who just wanted a "personal" have for the garden start their own hives around Albuquerque and out of the seven…"
Loved the video, that is the exact stand I was trying to find the plans for. Impressive!
It looks sturdier put together that the plans suggest. With some simple mods this type of stand would be much better for the KTBH than what is currently…"
You can call the house at 281-7851 and my wife or son should pick up if you start leaving a message about bees or queens. They will give you my cell. I would give you my cell but don't like posting it because of all the non-business calls I would get.