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National Top Bars

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British Standard Bee Hive Frame Top bars

Tolerances are + 0.1 mm
Material… Most softwoods are suitable, but the type 2A and type 2B were always made in hardwood for extra strength and resistance to warping.

Standard Top bars… upper is the alternative type, lower is the original ‘standard’ type.
British Standard bee hive frame, Top bars Drawing

Page heavily edited to remove out of date material.


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