Re: What hive design yields the most honey? Which yields the most bees?
I'm sorry, but I really can't answer that. I'm mostly topbar hives and only own one "genuine" 8fr screened bottom board entrance. I'm too cheap to buy the real bottom boards at $25 each and just staple screen to the bottom of my 8fr boxes. Entrances are round holes cut in the side of a box. I don't use real inner covers either. I'm thinking that the inner covers might need some additional support in the middle though, unless you bracket them together with a small angle iron.
Originally Posted by JWPalmer