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  1. #1
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    I'm new to beekeeping and I'm trying one of each type of hive, Lang and TBH (I'm a science teacher and cronic experimenter). I had one of my students build me a TBH I designed based on several websites for his spring shop class project and he did a pretty good job, but the body does not meet the SBB very well. Should I seal the crack along the bottom with something? If so, what would be best? Thanks for the help.
    Kristal

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    Need a little more info. How much of a gap? Is SBB a seperate item than TBH body or built togather? less than 1/8" weight down with cinder block a few days and see if box will correct itself. Bees will seal up that much of a gap anyhow. If is a 1/4" or more they will use it as an entrance. between the two its a coin toss. Sometimes they will seal it up, some times they will chew it open wide enough to use as entrance.
    All depends on their mood.

  3. #3
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    The body is attached to the bottom board. The gap is about 1/8 of an inch. I runs nearly the lenth of the body on both sides.
    Kristal

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    If attached I'd get a good wood filler and fill in from the outside. That should take care of it.

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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    There is no need to fill cracks in a bee hive. If they need to be filled the bees will fill them.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Thanks so much for you help and advice!
    Kristal

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