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Author Topic: Question Re: hive body/super  (Read 1019 times)
Super Bee
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« on: May 07, 2007, 10:26:21 PM »

Hey All,

I may cross post this, but my hubby and I are working on a hive body and super, 8 fame.  We were given the woodenware.

After setting it all up and taking it too get our nuc, we realized that that we were going to have to tweak  it a bit, cuz when we put the excluder on, it left little space between the excluder and the frames in the brood box...

We have added a strip to the boodbox top set the excluder on top, then put a strip on the bottom of the super, which gice the appropriate space...however...I can see visable space between the brrod box and the super...about 1/16 of an inch...IS THIS UNDESIRABLE?

I am thinking I can add a trim around the outside of the super exterior at the bottom if y'all tell me this space isn't good...

Ineed to transfer the brood into this revised box Wednesday and add the super with of course the excluder, so I want theit little home to bee perfect!

help help help...Thanks!

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Michael Bush
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2007, 11:26:47 PM »

Many people use flat excluders with no space.  They are not correct beespace, but they get by.  The bees will burr up a queen excluder regardless of what you do.  If you use it flat they will burr it to the bottom and propolize it to the top.  If you buy a wood bound excluder they will just burr it on both sides.

Ideally you'd want 1/8 added to the bottom as the top space on a box is already 1/4".  Ideally you'd want 1/4" added to the top as the bottom space on a box is 1/8"

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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2007, 01:19:19 AM »

I just add 1/4 inch stips to both sides, the difference in bee space isn't enough to worry about.

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