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Annotated TBH Construction Photos

Side View

The 2 brackets are shown on the rear of the hive along with the 3 vent ports. In this view the sliding door is partially open and you are looking into the hive. One of the divider board vertical guides is against the glass. By looking close, one can see the hive entrance slot.

Top View

This view shows the TBH from the top with the top bars removed. The view is looking from the front to the rear of the hive. The two top and two bottom transverse stiffeners are shown. They were required to keep the width of the hive uniform at 19 7/8". Notice the window screen covering the window and vent port openings.. We decided to only install one window since we can only get to one side of the hive where it will be installed in the yard. The vertical guides next to each stiffener allow us to install vertical divider boards to effectively separate the hive into 3 equal parts. Look closely and you can see the rabbets along the sides of the hive near the top. These rabbets and the hive's height and width dimensions allow standard size frames to be installed, if we desire to do so.

Internal View

This view shows the TBH from the top with the top bars removed. The view is looking from the window side to the other side of the hive. The two top and two bottom transverse stiffeners are shown. One can also see two of the four vertical guides that, together with the transverse stiffeners, allow us to slide in divider boards or queen excluders. The middle of the hive then becomes the brood chamber and the two end sections become "honey supers".


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