Re: different size deep horizontal hives
My recommended spacers are just wooden pieces stapled to the side bars.
Originally Posted by ursa_minor
This is very similar to Hoffman frame style, except made from wood scraps (no fidgeting with the Hoffman-style side bar cutting) - absolutely unnecessary.
With the stapled spacers you are not concerned with perfect alignment - you will get it with no special efforts.
Of course, I cheat every time I can get away with it, being lazy, cheap, and short on time.
I reuse Lang equipment and take advantage of what is there for taking - like the built-in spacing.
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.