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Old 30th April 2013, 10:40 PM   #1
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I'd like to buy a see through crown board for one of my Langstroth hives, would anyone know were I could obtain one or have a very simple plan on how to make one.
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Old 30th April 2013, 10:45 PM   #2
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A simple rectangle of transparent plastic? Polycarbonate or methylmethacrylate?

How do you mean a plan - a drawing or a strategy?
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Old 30th April 2013, 10:55 PM   #3
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T'ornes sell them, and they will send to France
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Old 30th April 2013, 11:15 PM   #4
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A simple rectangle of transparent plastic? Polycarbonate or methylmethacrylate?


Because Langstroth is top bee space, a simple sheet of clear plastic, cut to size, is all that is required.

Best bet is simply to have a no-hole see-through cover for normal use.
That way, it doesn't even have to be stiff enough to support anything more than its own weight.
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Old 1st May 2013, 11:28 AM   #5
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Use a piece of poycarbonate cut to size, or you can copy the beekeeper in this video and use a sheet of polythene.

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Old 1st May 2013, 12:18 PM   #6
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as per all the above - TBS so just simple sheet of polycarbonate.
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