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Looks like it is managed just like a top-bar hive, w/follower boards etc.

Technically, it is the same just the bars have a frame to support the sides and bottom of the comb.
 

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Sorry but I don't think I will get one of these hives.

This is not a UK National hive. I don't know what it is. For years we have had several types of hive available. In recent years even more hives have been designed and offered for sale.

If I can't sleep, instead of counting sheep I could try thinking of all the different hive types available. Trouble is this would lead to a NIGHTMARE !
 

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Sorry but I don't think I will get one of these hives.

This is not a UK National hive. I don't know what it is. For years we have had several types of hive available. In recent years even more hives have been designed and offered for sale.

If I can't sleep, instead of counting sheep I could try thinking of all the different hive types available. Trouble is this would lead to a NIGHTMARE !


:amen:


Juat look at a UK beekeeping supply catlog


BEE HAPPY Jim 134 :)
 

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There's no need to apologize. The post read "Has anyone seen this style of hive" not "hurry up and get this style of hive so you can count sheep more efficiently" lol
 

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It looks like it could be a Dartington Long Deep hive. I don't know much about them. I was looking at different types of hives. Here is a link :

http://www.dartingtonhives.co.uk/

There was an auction of one of them on a uk site. It didn't have the telescoping cover on it, (has ornamental one) but you can see what it comes with.

http://www.bid4bees.co.uk/auction.asp?id=1316&name=Dartington-Long-deep-Hive

I also found this catalog site. Uk based, I believe. It has many types of hives.

http://www.beekeeping.co.uk/category/bee-hives
 

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Sorry, it's not a Dartington. The Dartington Long hive uses Hoffman Deep National (14 x 12) frames which have 1.5 inch lugs.

A few years ago, I saw a working Dartington during an association visit to a member's apiary. I don't think the members attending were likely to rush out and get one.

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I wasn't sure. That's why I said "could be". It was interesting to look at some of the other types of hives that are available though. I had no idea there were so many options!
 

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For interest, maybe someone could post a link to a "Catenary" hive. I know of this type of hive. I have never seen one. I believe one has languished for several years unused at my association apiary.
 
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