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Offline Adam in Maryland

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long lang thriving
« on: March 31, 2016, 10:32:27 PM »
The long lang I started last February  made it threw the winter beautifully.When I last checked it 2 weeks ago they still had about 10 frames of stores. They are bringing in lots of pollen. I hope to go in in a couple days when the wind dies down. Planning a split when weather gets a little better unless they swarm into my waiting top bar. That would be sweet.

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Re: long lang thriving
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2016, 08:34:06 AM »
Congratulations!  It's always good to hear about overwintering success.   
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Re: long lang thriving
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2016, 06:12:56 PM »
I have a Langstroth Long Hive I put bees in last June.
They have over wintered good and are really thriving.
The long hive has 31 frames but I have it closed down with follower boards to 12 frames at this time.
I really thinking about building about 4 more this season.
Richard Vardaman (capt44)

Offline Adam in Maryland

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Re: long lang thriving
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2016, 09:08:28 PM »
I made mine to hold 32 frames. 4 individual  inner covers and a roof. Going into winter i placed 4 eight frame mediums on the inner covers for insulation . Last fall i moved 1 inner cover to the top to let them move up if desired. It has been quite fun watching  the  progression . Was your long box your first bee keeping  experience ?

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Re: long lang thriving
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2016, 12:28:43 AM »
With the long lang design do you use standard size honey supers?

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Re: long lang thriving
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2016, 01:00:29 PM »
Congratulations, welcome to Beemaster.
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Offline Adam in Maryland

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Re: long lang thriving
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2016, 08:18:54 PM »
The box is the same footprint  as 4 eight frame supers placed horizontal end to end. Since it is one   big box you wind up with 4 extra frames.

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Re: long lang thriving
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2016, 01:06:16 PM »
With the long lang design do you use standard size honey supers?
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Re: long lang thriving
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2016, 01:06:46 PM »
With the long lang design do you use standard size honey supers?
Yes
Richard Vardaman (capt44)