Wbee wrote:
We didn't have a frame assembly machine at the time - so that had nothing to do with this change.

But dadant did, correct? With all respect, I still do not see the need for a thicker bottom bar(just added weight). The thinner bar did not cause us any problems the last 100 plus years.

I do agree that the staple/nail through the end bar into the top bar is very important, and refrain from purchasing any top bars that are not as thick as yours. .

Roland Diehnelt
Linden Apiary, est. 1852