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  1. Bee Forum
    Hi all, Finished my construction, and ready for the ladies to move in! http://i.imgur.com/VUPiIa2.jpg Question though... I've got inner covers with notches for top entrances. I've got the notches facing up and toward the back of the hive. I've pushed the telescoping top cover back to give as...
  2. Bee Forum
    I'm new to this and wondered how do you guys get rid of these gaps between the boxes? I was thinking maybe i could send them but it makes it only worse/uneven. Some gaps are just a few millimeters, are these gaps bad for bees? I live in California and during the day it's hot and cold at night...
  3. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hello, I made a video showing how to close a top bar hive with a steel rod. I have been doing it for a while now and it really cuts down on the wasted time (and bee stings) associated with trying to close the hive. You could also use a steel bar or even a piece of wood ripped to 1/8, but the...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    I'm building my first lang hive and am wondering how much of a gap is too much between hive bodies? Is 1/8" to much? Are they supposed to be perfectly flush when stacked? https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/hfLOl6yj7hzgXZR6XiK6Up-UizlS_FSQooLvaLUyekE?feat=directlink Thanks for any advice...
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