A Langstroth hive with top bars instead of frames, for tropical African bees

publication date: Mar 8, 2011
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Bee World Vol.69 (2) 1988 pp. 63-68 
Article Title

A Langstroth hive with top bars instead of frames, for tropical African bees 

Author(s)

Peter D Paterson

Abstract

The inspiration for top-bar hives instead of hives with rectangular frames came from the traditional Greek basket hive. This hive (Fig. I), introduced into Zimbabwe by Papadopaulo, has inward sloping side walls to which the bees do not attach their combs. The rap-bars are of unequal length.

KeywordsLangstroth hive, top-bar hives, tropical African bees,
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