Top bar hive conversion to Langstroth hybrid
Two of our top bar hives are overflowing with bees, full of comb and we were worried that they might decide to make a new queen which would mean that half of the bees would swarm and leave with the old queen. So because a top bar hive doesn’t have the facility for additional space we decided to make a Langstroth (traditional hive) addition. We made some conversion extensions for the top bars so that they could rest on the Langstroth box and moved a couple of the top bar combs into the addition. The result looks like the house some neighbors built when I lived on the Big Island. Interesting.