What do you think about this bee smart top http://www.dadant.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=25_47&products_id=1431. and this inner cover Ventilated Inner Cover http://www.dadant.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=25_47&products_id=891
No but this one will: http://www.gabees.com/store/product...d=172&osCsid=7aeebb3a7005aa9878df6dd8c6dfff50I like an inner cover that will accommodate a jar of sugar syrup, and I'm not sure that this one will.
Good point - this cover is slightly bulging on the top. After years of sun exposure and it getting brittle, you could probably not use it as a bottom for a heavy pile of boxes. And it would slide down a grassy slope.One thing to consider: If you remove supers, you'll need to set them down somewhere. An upturned wooden outer cover on the ground is great for this, and provides enough friction so that the super doesn't slip off (my whole yard is on a slope). I'm not sure if that would be an issue with the outer cover you are thinking about and in your setting, but it pays to think ahead.
My local supply store does deep box kits for $25 out of good quality wood. I've looked up what it would cost me in time and materials, and I just buy the kits.never bought anything but frames...everything else is made by me.