>Nice standard to have, Michael. I've looked at a lot of your postings both here and on Beesource and I've visited your website. I know mostly you don't use foundation or you use small cell.
>This the regular cell size from Dadant.
That will only make a small difference.
Cell Size mm--Comb width mm
ABC XYZ of Bee Culture 1945 edition Pg 126
>When you say 1", do you mean the approximate distance through the middle - in other words, about 1/2" on each side of the plasticell center foundation?
> With 10 frames in my hive, I don't see how they could draw out even 1/2" on side by side frames without bumping into the drawing out from the other side! And maybe that's what they do -
No. Frames are on 1 3/8" (35mm) centers. So from the center rib of one to the center rib of the next one is 1 3/8". That leaves a 3/8" (3mm) gap between.
>Meanwhile let's hope my hives don't swarm.
Hope has never stopped a hive from swarming.http://www.bushfarms.com/beesswarmcontrol.htm