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greengage
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:50 am    Post subject: Tools for TBH Reply with quote

Are there special tools for TBH, I assume a hive tool would be too short to remove comb if it is joined to the side walls.
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Adam Rose
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A normal hive tool or a knife of some kind works fine.

I got one of these http://www.beethinking.com/collections/tools-and-accessories/products/ultimate-top-bar-hive-tool while I was in Portland. You slide the L shaped tool between the combs, twist it so that the bottom of the L is parallel to the hive wall, and then pull the tool upwards, which cuts the comb.

You can do exactly the same thing with a knife or hive tool, but you need a little more room to get the blade into the hive.

We did discuss some kind of bulk import for people in the UK while I was there, to cut down on shipment costs. To make it work we would need a reasonable number of people who want one.

Adam.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find a long thin bread knife to be ideal.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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greengage
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tks for that info
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