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  1. #1
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    Default End bar dimensions?

    Just curious about why the gap between frames (at the bottom end) is 1/4" if optimum bee space is 3/8".

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    Default Re: End bar dimensions?

    It keeps the bees from glueing the frames from top to bottom making it harder to remove frames.
    Oh and after the frames are a little older the bottom space will bee larger.
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  3. #3
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    Default Re: End bar dimensions?

    > if optimum bee space is 3/8".

    Well, perhaps that depends on whose definition of "bee space" you read. From the Beesource Glossary:

    Bee space: A space (1/4- to 5/16-inch) big enough to permit free passage for a bee but too small to encourage comb building. Leaving bee space between parallel beeswax combs and between the outer comb and the hive walls is the basic principle of hive construction.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...eping-Glossary
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    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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    Default Re: End bar dimensions?

    Beespace is between 1/4" and 3/8" on top and sides. More on the bottom of the hive.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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