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Author Topic: how much of a gap will the bees fill in with propolis (see pics migrator pallet)  (Read 666 times)
House Bee
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« on: June 03, 2012, 01:50:32 PM »

i am building migratory 6 hive pallets and i noticed a 1/8'' gap in the back. i know it will eventual get filled it but i hate to waste the bees resources! 1/8 to big? see second pic.

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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2012, 03:42:35 PM »

I would not worry about it.   Bees will fill it if they want.   
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2012, 04:42:50 PM »

are you going to put clips on the front-I would at-least clip the two outside boxes at front and rear-
 like a four way pallet- Wink(the reason is when moving pallets if you bump into the outside corner with another pallet it will hold fast)  - dont worry about the 1/8 the bees dont mind-also i have found that a little
coper Napenate on the runners that come in contacted with soil will keep them from rotting--RDY-B
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2012, 12:08:16 AM »

All so the clips do not look like bee pallet clips as that what is making the gap so big Huh
Most migratory pallets are 4 hives and a few are 6 hives. Why are you using 6 hive pallets Huh  

The original galvanized pallet clips.

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