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    We got our frames in for a hive we made.
    After filling it up we found that after leaving a 3/8" on one side of the first frames, and then filling in all the rest of the frames we end up with a 3/4" gap at the other end.

    What is up? Our hives are 1/8" smaller on the inside than the hive plans called for even?

    Mike

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    Just shove the frames together and leave equal spaces on each side of the frames.
    "Younz" have a great day, I will.

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    As you start working your hive, you'll appreciate this extra room. As Powernapper says, push the frames together in a bundle and center the bundle in the hive. The bees rarely use the outside face of the outside frames so "beespace" is not a major issue out there.

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    Are you supposed to put wood frames on the plastic queen excluders? There is only a 3/16" between the excluder and the top of the frames.

    Thanks
    Mike

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    Hmm? I know you put them on the metal ones. So should I assume they go on the plastic ones too?

    Mike

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