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comb/frame spacing too wide

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Hi everyone,

In a stupid experiment, I made frames for a Warre hive I constructed. I didn't do so very thoughtfully, however, and the comb spacing is going to be about 1 3/4" (45mm) on center. My understanding is that optimal is between 1 1/4 and 1 3/8". Is this going to cause issues aside from using the space less optimally that it could have been?

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Bees are probably going to get creative in filling in the space so if these are actually removable frames for a Warre then you will probably have issues. If they are standard top bars then maybe not so much. You'll just have to cut the combs out of the box in chunks as opposed to lifting by the frame as they will probably all have cross comb in between. If doing crush and strain for extraction this is not much of an issue.
They are removable. Going to try to run them through a table saw to see if I can take a little off of each one. Thanks for the reply.
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