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April 4, 2010

Smith Hive

UK hive. External dimension – 16 3/8” x 18 ¼” Brood body depth - 8 7/8” 14” x 12” brood body depth - 12 ½” Super depth - 5 7/8” The brood area is 2200 sq. ins. No. of worker cells 50,000 Top Bee Space 
 Frames sizes. Top Bars – 15 ½”” long Bottom bars – 14” long Deep side bars – 8 ½” long 14” x12” side bars – 12” long Shallow side bars – 5 ½” long Foundation sizes Deep – 13 7/16” x 8” 14 x 12” – 13 7/16” x 11 ½” Shallow – 13 7/16” x 5” 
How many frames in each box: 11 Hoffman (self-spacing) frames in either a brood body or super. Although it is possible to fit in 12 frames, it is easier for manipulation to use 11 frames and a dummy board. 10 Manley frames in the super.
Plans HERE and in the DIY page on this site.

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