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Offline dux

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1st KTBH, gap between window and divider board
« on: March 25, 2012, 10:38:27 PM »
This is my first attempt at building a KTBH (or keeping bees for that matter). I just HAD to have an observation window.  I didn't think about it until started fitting the divider boards, but the window glass is inset from the inside edge of the hive wall and there is a 1/4" gap between the glass and the divider board.
Will this be a problem?

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Re: 1st KTBH, gap between window and divider board
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012, 07:34:25 AM »
With the screen, it shouldn't be a problem.   Just like a double screen board.

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Re: 1st KTBH, gap between window and divider board
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2012, 09:35:59 PM »
Cool hive! I have gaps, and the bees can go in the back, but they don't do much back there anyway. It shouldn't be a problem.
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Re: 1st KTBH, gap between window and divider board
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2012, 09:42:19 PM »
Make a lid/door for that glass to keep the light out of the hive.

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Re: 1st KTBH, gap between window and divider board
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2012, 09:44:06 PM »
Cool hive! I have gaps, and the bees can go in the back, but they don't do much back there anyway. It shouldn't be a problem.

Good point,  I was assuming you where planning to put a colony on each side.   With the screen it is not a problem.  If this is a 1 colony hive than the screen is not needed.  For a one colony hive,  giving them access to the empty space behind the divider will allow them to keep spiders, ants, other insect from taking up residence back there.
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Re: 1st KTBH, gap between window and divider board
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2012, 09:48:47 PM »
Thanks everyone.
Thanks Allen, I have the lid for the window ready to go, just waiting on the hinges...