Converting a frame from a conventional hive to a top bar hive

This post is a response to a question from Lou (a customer in West Plains, MO) who is wanting to take a split from his regular box hive and start them in his Homestead hive.
The video link below shows me explaining that I can send special top bars that you can fasten with screws to the frames from your other hive. You will need to cut the ears and frame from your existing top bar and mount under the one I send. I hope this makes sense to you, and that you will ask any questions you may have. converting comb from conventional hive to the Homestead top bar hive

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2 Responses to “Converting a frame from a conventional hive to a top bar hive”

  1. Lou says:

    just a thought – after cutting the ‘ears’ off, wouldn’t it be easier to screw the new topbar onto the transplant frame, before you cut out the sides and bottom?
    That way the frame still has a bit of stability while you screw on the new topbar…

  2. Yes Lou, Great point!

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