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Author Topic: Newbee from the Philippines  (Read 628 times)
raymundo
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« on: April 04, 2010, 08:40:39 AM »

Hello to all.

Am a newbee and still in the process of constructing my Langstroth hives. It is mandatory that we follow the bee space of 3/8"?  I might be building something that has an effect on the colonies in the future.

Thanks very much.
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2010, 11:43:44 AM »

I have never built a hive before but I think if its more than 3/8" then you will get too much burr comb I THINK  but others will steer you right.  Welcome to the group and enjoy your new hobby..... where ever it takes you.
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2010, 10:22:47 AM »

Ray, welcome to our forum, but come back, only one post?  Surely you must have questions, that bee space is important, otherwise as said, the bees will fill up the extra space with burr comb. Wonderful that you are building your own stuff, stick around, we love new members.  Have that beautiful and most awesome of days, with health of the same wishes.  Cindi
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2010, 01:07:45 PM »

Welcome to the forum.

If I remember correctly bee space can vary from 1/4" on the small end to a max of 3/8".  Since your in the Phillipines and could be keeping either I'm assuming you're keeping European Honeybees(apis mellifera) and not Asian which being smaller bees would have a correspondingly smaller bee space.
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