Re: Total newbie asking bar (lumbar) question
you are better off using spacers, especially if you don't have ready access to a table saw.
My first few hives were using the specs as Michael Bush provides on his website, for the top bars. So I did cut a bunch of bars 1.25 inch wide and 1.5 inch wide.
It's just easier, say, to cut the top bars 1.25 inch wide and use spacers to make it 1.5 inch wide, in my experience. Because. Despite your best efforts those bees aren't going to want to line up perfectly with your top bar widths.
also, might be cheaper to buy wooden chopsticks and staple them to your top bars, instead of that molding.
Originally Posted by BoneBee
My grandfather and great-uncle kept bees and my fiancée's grandfather, too. I want to pass this tradition along.