19+ Top Bar Hive Follower Board Pics. Winterizing your top bar hive for the colder months here in colorado we experience very cold winters. Start by measuring your frames from top to bottom and from side bar to side bar.
I also made a couple trapezoidal follower boards that fit the internal dimension of the hive. The floorboard is 36 x 6 and the legs are the same, cut lengthwise to 3 wide. The bars form a continuous roof over the comb.
A follower board is simply a false back that can be.
Compiled by phil chandler, author of the barefoot position two of the follower boards so they are parallel and a couple of feet apart3 the e0act distance does not matter, but should be less than the. Bottom board — the base of the hive. Its underlying principles have been used for hundreds of years, but it is often positioned as a relatively new hive design. More recently, horizontal top bar hives have gained in popularity due to ease of construction, design flexibility, and convenience of inspection and manipulation.