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  1. #21
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    Stoke on trent,UK
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    Default Re: Ideal Top Bar width?

    Quote Originally Posted by PatBeek View Post
    What are you using for your triangular comb guide? I've been getting the triangular molding from the big box hardware stores. They are about six bucks per eight-foot strip. I'd like to find cheaper.
    I cut a square section of wood approx 3/4 inch square. Then I cut it along a diagonal# using a handheld jigsaw to produce two triangular sections. They are not perfect, but the bees don't care. I pin and glue (PU glue) to the underneath of the topbar.
    # holding it diagonally in an old Black And Decker Workmate (wood vice)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/6752908...7636895293793/
    Last edited by madasafish; 10-24-2013 at 03:27 AM.

  2. #22
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    Feb 2013
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    Default Re: Ideal Top Bar width?

    Quote Originally Posted by madasafish View Post
    All my 4 TBHs and 4 TBH nucs use 1.5 inch wide bars. No problems at all.
    Same for me. 1-1/2 works well in brood and honey area. If anything the bees want a wider bar than that in the honey stores, I have never had an issue in the brood area with 1-1/2"

  3. #23
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    Aug 2002
    Location
    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    Default Re: Ideal Top Bar width?

    >MICHAEL BUSH !!! I NEED YOUR STAMP-OF-APPROVAL !!!!!!

    No, you only need the bees' stamp of approval...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

  4. #24
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    Jan 2012
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    Lakeland, FL USA
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    Default Re: Ideal Top Bar width?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Bush View Post
    >MICHAEL BUSH !!! I NEED YOUR STAMP-OF-APPROVAL !!!!!!

    No, you only need the bees' stamp of approval...
    That statement is very true indeed. People often argue as to what method or equipment works best, but we often times forget what the bees have to say.
    www.savebeesflorida.com (Honeybee removals and top bar hives)

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