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Hi all

How does changing the length of a hive body influence the operation of the hive?

I'm using the plans found on this site (Langstroth) and the Dadant frames, I converted the measurements to metric. The problem is that I have a space of +- 22mm open after calculating the space needed by 10 frames.

So couldn't one the increase (or shorten) the length of the body to get rid of this open space?

Steven
 

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Steven -

That "extra" space is there for a reason. It allows you room to move frames apart so when you lift a frame of comb out you don't roll all the bees. Simply split the difference and center all your frames in the chamber and you'll have a little extra space on each side. Not a problem.
 

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Some people add a frame,they say it's better for keeping brood warm in winter and keep SHBs out. Once you get the first frame out on end you can slide the rest over before pulling them out and they don't roll the bees. Tight frames don't hurt.
 
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