Did you build your own, or order it? I watched a thing on building one, seemed simple enough, but you know that is , it's never as simple as it looks! Did the bees attach there comb to the inside walls? or just the top bars?
I bought it. There are some out there that are on stands and that seems to be a good idea.
The comb attaches to the top bars, and build downwards from there. You have to be careful when picking up the combs, only turn them up in a line. So, do not make them horizontal then up, because they break off.
Well, I finaly got mine built. Took onley a few hours to build, very simple. I would like to attract a swarm but I guess I'll have to buy some bee's to it started. I'll try to take some pics of it so I can post it on here.
Just got a bar beehive off EBAY for $70. It came in pieces and was easily assembled. You tube is just loaded with onfo on these type of hives. One of the best things I learned was to brush melted beeswax (easily obtainable) on the inside bars, it makes the new bees feel right at home.
Try www.customwoodkitsinternational.com or build your own from his plans for free. A great resource. I have three of his hives and one of my own. Love my bees and hives, not treating them, never have in 4yrs and very healthy. Learning curve. Michael Bush is best of topbar hive beeks on www.bushfarms.com.