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Offline bee crazy

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Angle for slanted front hive stands?
« on: August 03, 2005, 03:48:12 PM »
what angle is the slanted landing board of a hive stand should be? or does it even matter, and for that matter are the slanted fronts even necessary. I presently have SBB bottoms made up with a 4" porch or landing area at the entrance but no slanted landing board. Should I add one?

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Angle for slanted front hive stands?
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2005, 04:15:53 PM »
the one I have is on a 45, but I wouldn't think you'd need one with a 4" porch

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landing boards or not
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2005, 05:12:59 PM »
I don't use landing boards, I just make my bottom boards 24 inches long -- gives a little extra room in front for the same purpose.

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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2005, 07:29:37 PM »
I don't have a landing board of any kind. Just about 1/2 inch of space to land on if they wish to, but they just fly right into the hive most of the time.
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Angle for slanted front hive stands?
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2005, 09:34:21 PM »
I used to put landing boards on, but since I went to top entrances I've seen they never use them anyway.  They are a waste of material and work.  Any angle will do.  The only real purpose of the angle is to run the water off.
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Angle for slanted front hive stands?
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2005, 09:57:31 PM »
Thanks guys, kinda what I thought but thought I'd better ask. Everyone on this forum has been so helpful!  and Nice

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