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Converting a Langstroth Bottom Board to correct angle


#1

Hi Everyone

I’m looking for instructions on how to Modify a Langstroth bottom board/base to include the angle so that when we sit our brood box and the FLOW Super it sits at the angle required to flow honey. At the moment I see many videos of people who are tilting the super and propping it up on an angle to allow the flow.

FLOW has a couple of videos showing modification of the standard Langstroth Box but nothing on Base, this in my opinion is very important and some direction would be very much appreciated.


#2

A hive with a solid bottom should be slightly tilted forward to allow for water to drain so adding a glut of wood under the front while tilting the hive is the easiest way out.
A screened board should be slightly tilted backwards which is why Flow have been able to incorporate the angle on their bottom boards.


#3

The bottom board in the complete Flow hive has an angle of 2.5 degrees sloping down from front to back to allow the honey to drain from the channel.


#4

G’day George, if it was me, I’d put a couple of drain holes in the back corners of the bottom board if you don’t want to prop the front up every time you harvest honey.


#5

Hi Jeff

Im going to modify my current langstroth base to include the 2.5 degree, thanks for the idea