Sunday, 28 February 2010

The Top Bars

After much thought and research, I decided to spend extra time on the top bars in an attempt to discourage the bees from building each comb on more than one bar. This is necessary to allow the bars to be raised for inspecting.

View of the Underside of a Top Bar 

The groove along the centre of the bar will be filled with bee wax. The bees should build their comb using this as a guide. As a secondary precaution, the chamfer on the edges of the bar will also help to keep them on the straight and narrow.

Using my trusty router, a full set of bars, plus a couple of spares, took about an hour to complete. Most of that time was used in setting and adjusting the router.

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