Re: Bee space question for those who build their own
Rabbet should be 5/8 deep. Top bar of frame is 3/8. You then have 1/4 between top of frames and top of super. This is just room for bees when you slide a super into position to not crush the bees. Make all supers the same.
Deep supers when fully dry should be 9 1/2. With a 9 1/8 deep frame, bee space of 3/8 is maintained between frames in one super to the next.
Last edited by mgolden; 01-20-2013 at 07:46 PM.
Reason: Fully dry is 9 1/2
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