Hi Eric, as Swarm says it is like the Kewl floor. I don't have a photo but the vertical section is 7mm wide and the horizontal section narrows from about 40mm at the front of the hive to 7mm where it meets the vertical section.
This gives you a sloping landing board for the bees. Next time I...
My first underfloor entrances were Kewl type floors with 7mm "L" shaped entrances but these were not good if the bees didn't clear corpses during the winter as the entrances could get blocked. (Angled length of dowsing rod clears them a treat 😂) my later ones have angled landing boards with an...
I fed some of my hives with fondant directly onto the top bars which they stored. I'm now feeding using takeaway containers above the crownboard in a pocket within a 2" deep piece of PIR. I then place another layer of PIR over the top. The pocket is well insulated and warm and the bees come...
I worked on the construction of M25 jct11-12 section, we had a wide central reservation at that time and the contractor ran short of topsoil to place there. In the end they put "Thames Grow" which is Thames Water's human slurry. We had a great crop of tomatoe plants that summer 😄
Interesting concept, something I think I will try. Another job for the closed season 😄. I don't think I'll have a problem with the spacing as I use castellations in my brood box so I can set the slats up with that.
TBH I wouldn't use my thicknesser with anything but virgin wood as I value my machine too much. I've seen what damage a nail can do on a commercial machine so I'd hate to see what it would do to mine 😱
If you log into the main page, go to agenda, it comes up with each days progamme. You can then tap on the lecture you want to watch. They don't all start immediately so use the slide at the bottom to move to the start of the talk.
Out of boredom I tapped on the members tab at the top of the page to find that there appear to be a lot of Robots very interested in beekeeping, are we going to be made redundant in a brave new world or are they purely mining information?
Isn't technology wonderful? 😄