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exmar
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:02 pm    Post subject: National Hive Reply with quote

In reading various posts, references are made to "nationals," is that Langstroth?

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Ev
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Smorning
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the British version of a langsroth very similar but smaller in volume. The langsroth is not widely used in the UK the British "national" is the most common hive used over here.
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exmar
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, now when I'm reading "national" I'll just think of my Langs and have an understanding of manipulation and usage. That's one area of bees that I will have an understanding of. Smile

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Ev
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found a video on youtube on making a national hive. Very impressive, compared to the simple "finger joint" hive boxes and supers I'm used to, those are carpentry art.
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