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  1. #1
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    Default warre bee space.

    i want to know if anyone has ever used 9 top bars. i have 15/16inch wide top bars.and spaced 1 1/4inch center to center. i end up with 5/16th inch for bee space. is this being done. will it limit hive ventillating.i will be using a screened bottom board that i will close off the screen for winter.

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    Default Re: warre bee space.

    I have heard of some trying, but I am not sure of the final results. Last I heard the 9 top bar Warre didn't do great, but again i am not sure. If you are going to use thinner top bars make sure to use good hardwood to make the bars stronger.

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    Default Re: warre bee space.thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bush_84 View Post
    I have heard of some trying, but I am not sure of the final results. Last I heard the 9 top bar Warre didn't do great, but again i am not sure. If you are going to use thinner top bars make sure to use good hardwood to make the bars stronger.
    thanks for the input "bush 84". i also forgot to mention in my post that i will be using regressed bees.

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    Default Re: warre bee space.thanks.

    What's a regressed bee?

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    Default Re: warre bee space.thanks.

    Regressed=small cell.

    Also gudsgave, check out these links.

    http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/war.../message/25598

    http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/war.../message/25441

    http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/war.../message/25432

    http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/war.../message/15140

    http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/war.../message/14496

    Those are some conversations on the subject. I hope you know how to use yahoo groups. They can be hard to track at times.

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