You guy's aren't gonna have to twist my arm too hard here.
I'm gonna do this, I'm just trying to figure out the best way to go about it.
I'm thinking about the difference between modifying store bought frames and just building them from scratch.
If you just plane down store bought sidebars, do you do anything to open up the space between the top bars to open up vertical movement??
This cuts the space between the bars down from ~ 5/16" to ~3/16". It now looks like a honey excluder
If your gonna have to do a lot of modifiation on the store bought frames you may as well just build em from scratch
important point: I'm a rookie, I have 1 hive I started this year. ( it's booming
I don't even know what a mite looks like
It's not an issue of modifying equipment. I'm gonna buy or build stuff for ~4 more hives next year. I'm not afraid to build stuff if what they sell isn't the best way to go. ( I think I'm gonna start 2 langstroth's and 2 TBH's next year)