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    Just on the off chance

    i don't suppose anyone has an old Glen Hive lying around that is no longer required?

    I'm interested in trying to get one of these up and running to see if they work up here.

    The old guys must have had a reason for using them up in the Highlands

    Barring that, anyone got the plans and dimensions for one?

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    I can imagine that at one time they were used in competitive tournaments. Tossing the caber completed? OK, its time for the Single-Handed Carrying of a Glen Hive (with bees) 100yds.

    I have temporary custody of the innards of a Glen but not the lifts. Just a simple box with lid. If you want measurements of that I can supply sometime.

    G.

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    Can't recall where, but I saw pictures of how they used to slide two long poles under the hive, then one man at the front and one at the back can carry it easily as the legs stop the poles slipping out
    Must be a heavy brute for one man though

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    Not intending on shifting it. The beast will stay put.

    Measurements would be great G.

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    still poking around in old books looking for measurements no luck so far

    http://www.beekeepingforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2972

    http://outdoorplace.org/beekeeping/ukraine.htm

    few pictures here

    About page 14 a nice article by John Gleed who used to write for SBA mag as well
    http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&sou...L-VOSw&cad=rja
    Pdf of beekeepers quarterly lots of good stuff inc an article about buckfast X bee breeding in Spain
    Easy to see it's pouring rain today
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    What about these pics.

    http://website.lineone.net/~dave.cushman/glenhive.html

    Says it takes 18-20 BS Deeps.

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    Jon

    Good one I have ploughed my way through two volumes of "Beekeeping New and Old" no joy
    Another oldie "Beekeeping" by Cumming & Logan has a good photo of one which I might scan in later and a glowing recommendation for the design,which includes the info that Dr John Anderson designed the hive for and I quote here
    "the egg laying capacity of of the Italian Hybrid queens who took the place of the old British Black bees when the latter race was practically wiped out in the early years of this century" (The book was published 1950)

    Dr Anderson was head of beekeeping at North of Scotland College Aberdeen when the hive was put on the market in 1918

    So there might be something helpful there in finding the hive plans

    www.scottishbeekeepers.org.uk/contacts/documents/3_theSBA.pdf
    page 12 of 14 gives some extra background on the man and the SBA award in his name
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    What about these pics.

    http://website.lineone.net/~dave.cushman/glenhive.html

    Says it takes 18-20 BS Deeps.
    According the Dave Cushman, the Anderson took 18 - 20 and the Glenn, just 15 although from ther photo it looks bigger than 15.

    I made a couple of 16 frame nationals with the view that there would be enough space in them. They didn't really work so I now have some 8 frame Nationals instead which work much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    According the Dave Cushman, the Anderson took 18 - 20 and the Glenn, just 15 although from ther photo it looks bigger than 15.

    I made a couple of 16 frame nationals with the view that there would be enough space in them. They didn't really work so I now have some 8 frame Nationals instead which work much better.
    Adam is that using 14x12 frame or something ??

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    Ok, so maybe i have a project ahead of me to custom build one using Smith measurements seeing as that is what i am currently using. I suppose basically it's just a double brood, but horizontally rather that vertically.

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