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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
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    Belize
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    Hello from this new guy!

    I'm in Belize and gathering all the information needed to build some TBHs for beekeeping here.

    What I've found is that the Italian bee builds its comb 35mm apart, and the African bee 32mm. Since I'll be working with Africanized bees (I hope to be catching swarms), should I just aim for something inbetween?

    Sounds like a nitpicking question, but it does state in what I've read that this distance, and thus the size of the bars, shouldn't be more than 1mm off.

    Any advice appreciated! Thank you
    Mark

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    I put EHB on 32mm bars in the brood nest and 38mm in the honey area.

    The EHB aren't willing to accept 32mm for honey they will cheat quite a bit.

    I have no experience with AHB, but as I understand it is 32mm as you say and they seem to get by with it for all the bars.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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