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greenmeaney 

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Third year with top bar hives, all home made double walled with 25mm celotex between walls , roofs are insulated the same,mesh floors with inspection boards. Have tried several bar types the best in my opinion is the one in photo sharp point and upper highway holes . My son inlaw has three in norwich, an other person has one in aylesham, and one in bury st edmunds. I also built a catherdral hive that my son inlaw has. My hives are about 12meters from kitchen door and 2 meters side on from shed the bees don't mind much about woodworking right alongside them, the first lot moved in whilst i was making second hive. returned to beekeeping after 30 gap. Thetford norfolk.20200920_111839.jpg20200909_164336.jpg20210228_124743.jpg20200920_111839.jpg20200909_164336.jpg20210228_124743.jpg
 

emmac79 

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These look amazing! I just purchased my first top bar from thorne. These look better :D
 

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Very nice hives and I like the fact that they are so well insulated ... well done. I use similar triangular strips in my foundationles frames (I don't bother with the holes though but I can see with just the top bar for support and extra area for attachment is not a bad thing).

Perhaps next you should start and think about a Long Deep Hive with frames next ... Here's mine:


Triple wall construction with a sandwich of 25mm of polystyrene.
 

Murox 

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Yes those triangle shaped bars work well. I have some very similar ones only complete with frame sides and bottom bars, dadant size but turned on end so it's deep and relatively narrow.
 
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