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  1. #1
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    Default tbh , how big of a crack is to big?

    Made a tbh out of scrap wood and it looks alright except for the seam around the bottom board. There's a hair to an 1/8th in gap and was wondering if it would be OK. Figured the bees would fill it with propilis if they don't like. What do you all think?

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    Default Re: tbh , how big of a crack is to big?

    1/8th inch will be filled with propolis. 1/6th inch may be used as an entrance....
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: tbh , how big of a crack is to big?

    I agree that the crack is unlikely to bother the bees. If it bothers you, squeeze/drip/brush some glue into the crack, cover it with a liberal amount of sawdust, then use your finger to moosh the sawdust into the crack.
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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    Default Re: tbh , how big of a crack is to big?

    Thanks guys, like the sawdust idea!

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