Size Of Cap And Boxes





A box for a cover or cap, that size inside, will fit any hive. The

height of this box should be seven inches. Of course other sizes will

do, but it is best to commence with one that we can adhere to

uniformly, and no vexations arise by covers not fitting exactly, &c. I

think this size is as near correct as we shall be likely to get; we

want all the room in the boxes that the majority of our stocks demand

for storing in a yield of honey,[4] at the same time not be

necessitated to give too much of the room in the height. They will

commence work in a box five inches high, much sooner than one seven or

eight. To give the requisite room, and have the boxes less than five

inches high, would require more than thirteen inches on the top, this

would make the hive too much out of shape; it would appear top-heavy.



[4] I have added a side box occasionally, but it has seldom paid

me for the trouble.





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