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January 9, 2010

Langstroth "Modern"

The Langstroth Hive as we know it today. The modern Langstroth hive bears very little resemblance to the hive that Langstroth designed. His original design was a set of crates that carried the frames, the crates being inserted into a box like outer cover. Plans in the DIY section.

External dimension – 20” x 16 ¼” Brood body depth – 9 7/16” Jumbo brood body depth 11 ¾”” Super depth - 5 ¾” The brood area is 2750 sq. ins. No. of worker cells 61,400 Top Bee Space Frames sizes. Top Bars – 19” long Bottom bars – 17 9/16” long Deep side bars – 9 1/8” long Jumbo side bars – 11 ¼” long Shallow side bars – 5 3/8” long Foundation sizes Deep – 16 ¾” 8 5/8” Jumbo – 16 ¾” x 10 ¾” Shallow – 16 ¾” x 4 7/8” How many frames in each box: 10 Hoffman frames in either a brood body or super. 8 Manley frames in the super.

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