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Thread: Starting up with Langstroth hives

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    Quote Originally Posted by prakel View Post
    Maybe I'm missing something obvous but I really don't get the thinking behind this. Whenever I've worked a hive set up 'warm way' in the past I've always positioned myself behind it; never needed to twist my back or stand in front of the entrance. I just can't see why it would be any different with a langstroth if it was set up that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prakel View Post
    Maybe I'm missing something obvous but I really don't get the thinking behind this. Whenever I've worked a hive set up 'warm way' in the past I've always positioned myself behind it; never needed to twist my back or stand in front of the entrance. I just can't see why it would be any different with a langstroth if it was set up that way.
    There is a difference: nats are square boxes so sides are all the same: Langs are rectangles with much longer sides..Side inspection of langs means (for easy access), MUCH longer stands - if multiple hives on stands.

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