It's yet another top bar hive with all the disadvantages and the advantages they bring. ....and @£750 a pop .....
I can see honey extraction being quite problematic with the size of the frames.
A principle many first time purchasers might overlook. Some hive designs lend themselves to replication and flexibility in use, others don't. A hive design is one thing and recommended management is another. Some "simplifications" seem to end up being even more onerous if you ask me.Alfred wrote: You wouldn't want half a dozen of these to lug up and down the moors...
I have a mate (yes, I know difficult to believe isn’t it?), who simply makes all his honey into cut comb and freezes some of it to slow granulation.Alfred wrote:I've considered a cheap extractor but my cynical inner sensible is concerned with plastic drums going brittle ,stainless drums going rusty on the welds and budget running gear failing prematurely.
£60-70 is no longer cheap when these things happen.
Honey production is at the bottom of my list so Ill either get a decent machine and go into it properly or continue having to deal with small amounts of the damn stuff manually!
I associate the word 'Association?' with the words 'No way'