"The Honey Cow" 50 Gallon Drum Top Bar

Discussion in 'Top Bar & other Alternative Hives' started by blueblood, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. blueblood

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    dAVE, IT DOES LOOK COOL TO ME TOO. (oops sorry for caps) Thanks!

    I think i'd be more inclined to make a wooden trough though- it's not that hard! Wood looks so nice and may have better ventilation/insulation qualities for the bees, especially in winter. TBH's are pretty simple to build, maybe even simpler than working with this plastic drum- I watched Sam Comfort build one once from scrap wood very quickly and easily.
     

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    Hmmm,,,,well, a top bar may be in the works for next season....I am not completely sold on them yet...
     
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    I have some questions about them, too. But they do look intriguing.
     
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    What kind of questions do you have?
    I'm not an expert, but I do have two TBH's that are doing great. And I have stayed in a Holiday Inn several times.

    I like them as they seem to be easier to manipulate and inspect. Mine seem to build up quicker than a lang.

    I started one in October of last year and it filled up and swarmed in March. I was lucky enough to catch both of the swarms that it threw off and started one lang and another TBH. I have the four foot model.

    Robert