W. AUGUSTUS MUNN, ESQ.
WILDMAN'S COMPLETE GUIDE
MANAGEMENT OF BEES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
giving a general description of the
"bar-and-frame-hive," the details of its construction
can be better explained afterwards.
box is formed of well seasoned wood of an inch in
thickness, about thirty inches long, sixteen inches
high, and twelve inches broad; but the size may be
varied to suit the convenience or taste of different
apiarians. Instead of the lid of the box being flat, it
is made in the shape of the roof of a cottage, and with
projecting eaves to throw off the wet more effectually.
One of the long sides of the box is constructed to open
with hinges, and to hang on a level with the bottom
of the box, and is held up by means of two quadrants. As
many grooves, half of an inch broad, half an inch deep,
and about 9-1/2 inches long, are formed, 1-1/8 of an
inch apart, in the inside of the bottom of the box as
its length will admit....................