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Horizontal hives
« on: March 08, 2023, 10:20:20 am »
https://bushfarms.com/beeshorizontalhives.htm

People have posted some about their horizontal hives here before.  Here are some of mine.  People often get confused about the advantages and disadvantages of different systems.  Going horizontal has only one advantage you can't get easily in any other system and that is not lifting boxes.  You can get natural comb in any system by using foundationless frames or, in a top bar hive, just top bars with a comb guide.  The real advantage to horizontal is you don't have to lift boxes.  Extremely important to those who find lifting boxes problematic.  Of course you can use smaller boxes if you can't lift ten frame deeps.  But that's another topic.  Click the link above for more on horizontal hives.
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