I am (ever so slowly) learning how to use SketchUp- I am designing a horizontal langstroth hive that is especially adapted to use flow frames. I call it ‘The Honey Barn’
Although I am in Australia where we are blessed with metric measurements- I decided to use (the hated) imperial measurements as I designed my hive as only imperial seemed to offer exact standard measurements for langstroth parts. Did I do wrong going imperial? It sure is a pain: who in their right mind works with fractions like 6’ 63/64??? Blessed be the mm. It seems though that even here when you buy langstroth hive boxes they conform more to imperial standards than metric ones? My design allows additional supers to go on top- I am hoping I can use off the shelf boxes if required…
I also designed my box walls to all be 3/4 inch thick. I am wondering if I will have any issues in sourcing timber in exact imperial measurements? Also is that a good thickness for hive boxes? What’s the standard? I was hoping to be a bit over-spec - designing a well insulated hive.
I am a luddite when it comes to woodworking- bee hives- etc.