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  Topic: tanzanian tbh for southeast texas
Brandon_B

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:26 am   Subject: tanzanian tbh for southeast texas
I never even thought about the 2x10's being less expensive! How easy it is to overlook the obvious... I will probably give it a go with the 2x's for my next hives. I doubt there will be as much troubl ...
  Topic: tanzanian tbh for southeast texas
Brandon_B

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:45 pm   Subject: tanzanian tbh for southeast texas
Thanks for the input guys. If the square sides prove troublesome even at the (just under) 8" of comb height I think converting to a kenyan would be as simple as moving he colony to another waitin ...
  Topic: tanzanian tbh for southeast texas
Brandon_B

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:09 pm   Subject: tanzanian tbh for southeast texas
Well Barbara,

Perhaps you can find some consolation in being my knight in shining armor. I will be cutting and assembling 3 of these hives (2 for me and one for my father), and will have a 4th cut ...
  Topic: tanzanian tbh for southeast texas
Brandon_B

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:04 am   Subject: tanzanian tbh for southeast texas
Thanks Barbara! That is great info. Exactly the kind I'm looking for. I believe I will be revising my drawings to bring the internal width to a max of 18".

I chose the tanzanian hive because ...
  Topic: tanzanian tbh for southeast texas
Brandon_B

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:56 am   Subject: posting screenshots of sketchup.
Sorry about the repeat at the end. My phone was hiding the first "last" paragraph from me somewhere, and I had to retype it, only for it to reappear in the post. Guess I should have previewe ...
  Topic: tanzanian tbh for southeast texas
Brandon_B

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:44 am   Subject: tanzanian tbh for southeast texas
I designed my hive using nominal U.S. dimensional lumber, with as little need for modification as possible. I figured the 1x10's & 1x12's should provide ample insulation from our mild winters and ...
 
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