Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I've been transitioning to foundationless frames and would eventually like to get fully to small cell. I've read several places that the center to center spacing should be 1-1/4 inches and you should trim the sidebars down from 1-3/8 which is typical to 1-1/4. I started trimming my bars but then it raised a question in my mind. Will this create difficulty for bees, particularly the queen and drones to move between the top bars into the next hive body? If sidebars are trimmed to 1-1/4 inch, does that not reduce the top bar spacing to 1/4 inch? Please let me know your thoughts and experiences. Thanks.