But on to the topic du jour, the Parker Cube Hive.
The top is a Michael Bush style top, just a piece of plywood (though thicker than he uses) with two shims to elevate one end. Just for fun, it has a bevelled edge on the front, maybe to keep rain and snow out. I don't know, I didn't design it that way. I just happen to have a piece of plywood left over from building my chicken coop and it had an angle on it.
I have two hives made up, two purpose built bottoms, two lids, 6 supers, 1 deep. The purpose in my mind for this project is to see if placing successive boxes with frames at right angles to each other will have any effect. I'm also wondering if square boxes will have any effect on cluster size. A side benefit is that for the same comb area, using boxes with extra frames results in significantly shorter hives.