Now that I've placed an old comb from my "Phil Chandler size" top bar hive into this new hive which is much deeper I wonder whether the combs will collaps or not. As you can see the diference is huge. The hive is 45cm deep and 45cm wide at the top. I know the bees will attach the comb to the side of the hive but at some point I will be inspecting combs and to do so I must cut them off the wall. This will put the whole comb weight at the top bar connection.
One is sure, there will be no flipping around with this long comb ;) otherwise it sure will break.
This hive's body is adapted to the swedish hive called "Lagnormal" and is an equivalent to its two deep boxses. The idea is to let the bees have a big uninterupted brood nest. The honey will be harvested from the super which is placed on top of the bars.
Will this deep comb collaps?