Good afternoon all;
Reading about square / deep hives.
I am going to put together some square x 9=5/8 deep boxes over the winter; the theroy is that using those two-deep gives room for a nearly spherical brood nest area.
So far so good.
But then I read that you can have:
13 with 1-1/4 spacing; 12 with 1-3/8 spacing, and 11 with 1-1/2 spacing.
To me the math doesn'd add up
A square box 19-3/4 outside = 18-1/4 inside
13 frames @ 1-3/8 each is 17-7/8 which would leave 3/8 left-over to be divided at each side and have a bee-space of 3/8 between side frames and side of box.
Am I mis-reading something or am I not 'getting it' somehow ?
Thick hide here, have no fear of dented ego.......
Thanks to all in advance
Have you look at Dadant hives AKA Jumbo hives http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,34989.0.html
In 2010 you still could get the Dadant frames & foundation but you need to call them
BEE HAPPY Jim 134