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Commercial Bee Hive Frame Bottom Bars

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B.S. Commercial Bee Hive Frame Bottom Bars

Tolerances are + 0.1 mm?? Material… Most softwoods are suitable.

Like all wooden frames intended for use in bee hives, there are many variations… The types illustrated below are the most common.

I do not recommend the 8 mm x 6 mm version as it is too flimsy and can warp badly. The twin Manley type is probably the most common, certainly I was asked for them most often when I was in the beekeeping equipment supply business.

there is a 22 mm wide single version that is similar in all other respects to the one at the bottom of the drawing.
Commercial Bottom Bars Drawing

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