I recently cut some plywood for top covers. I bought a pack of shims that are 3/8 " thick on the wide end and down to nothing on the other end. They are about 6 inches long and I ripped them on my table saw to 3/4 wide. When I put them on the hives, I have a perfect gap along the entrance side (161/4) but along the long side there is a gap left the full length on the top cover. Does that make sense to you all? Do I need to make a shim that runs the full length on the 19 and something length?