Newbie questions here. I determined that 22" long TBH I originally built quickly to capture a swarm is definitely way too small. I am building a new longer hive that will accept the bars out of the old hive for an easy transfer. My hive appears to be similar to others I have seen, but from an engineering standpoint it just does not seem strong enough. I cringe to think of what will happen if there are 100 lbs of honey in here. Can the weight of the loaded bars pull hard enough on the sides to cause collapse? I am mostly concerned about the side I put the window on. The actual wood is not that thick over there. Can someone with some experience in these hives let me know what you think. Thanks!
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