I am new to top bar beekeeping (and beekeeping in general) and have just begun keeping bees in one of the great Bee Thinking top bar cedar hives.
My question is the following (I am hoping that someone can suggest an answer):
When I lift a wooden bar with comb on it from the hive, I am stuck holding the thing with two hands and have trouble doing anything else with the comb, like brushing bees, getting a view of the opposite side, using a magnifying glass, etc., plus I am afraid of accidentally jolting or moving the bar wrong and having the comb break off.
So, is there a way to place the full bar on some kind of small “stand” so that I could investigate the bar at leisure? I envision something which could stand on the other top bars, kind of like a gallows, on which I could hang the full bar supported from both ends. I could then use my two hands for other tasks than holding the bar.
Anyone have any ideas for this, or is there such a device or solution available already?