I am going to be making two Tanzanian top bar hives following instructions in Michael Bush's book/ website. I've called around to local hardware stores and I think I have all lumbar sizing figured out, except top bars.
16- bars 19” by 11/4” by 3/8”
18- bars 19” by 11/2” by 3/8”
The above is what I am to look for but over the phone they didn't seem to know or find the 3/8" (1/2" only) and width wise only the 1 1/2" was found.
What am I looking for? What phrasing (2x4, etc?) Or cut size? I am assuming the measurements above are "true size." Everything appears to be thicker and nothing at 1 1/4". I am assuming 1/2" would be fine.
Thanks you for the replies.