Hello everyone! This is my first post here. I had a hive of bees in a Langstroth back in 1985 when I was 16. I have always wanted to get back to beekeeping and I am at a place where I can do that now. My questions are about how to make a Chandler style hive using the dimensions posted on the Bush Farms website.
I am going to be using the parts list from the Bush farms website using 15" top bars. I have been looking at Phil Chandler's plans and he shows how to make follower boards to fit his hive dimensions. How do I change the measurements to make follower boards that will fit Bushs' hive dimensions (15" top bars and is 46 1/2" long)?
Phil's instructions are to make a mark across the top edge at at 15", and another mark at 7 1/2". Next he instructs to draw a center line and measure 2 1/2" on either side of the center line. To make follower boards that will fit in the Michael Bush example, how far from the center line do I make my marks?
Phil also states that you can use an 11" or 12" board (top to bottom) for the followers. I will be using a single piece. How wide (top to bottom) does the follower board have to be to fit in the Bush hive?
It's great to have a forum like this to ask questions and share information. I'm glad to be a part of it!