Langstroth frames for bee hives come in three basic sizes deep medium and shallow corresponding to deep hive bodies and medium or shallow honey supers.
10 frame langstroth beehive dimensions.
4 1 8 inches 100 mm 1 3 8 inches 35 mm the hive body or hive super holds 8 to 10 frames that are standardized in length.
Think about how many frames you want it to hold.
Customized size is fine as long as you leave the proper amount of space between the frames for the bees they need exactly 8mm or 5 16in.
Note that the top finger is 5 8 not 3 4 and is trimmed to 3 8 long.
1 x 12 clear pine.
16 1 4 x 9 5 8 x 3 4.
One top bar with.
Rabbets on the frame rest notch.
1 x 12 clear pine.
If the 10 frame boxes are being used you will need to cut the tops and bottoms to a width of 16 1 2 for the tops glue and nail the two pieces of 1 6 1 1 2 x 14 to the sides.
19 7 8 x 9 5 8 x 3 4 these are the long sides.
However boxes of different depths can be mixed in the same hive with the following standard sizes available.
Deep hive bodies ten frame version quantity material dimensions notes.
The lengths are then cut to 14 x 21 5 8 and used for both the lids and bottoms.
You can make an 8 frame or a 10 frame bee box.
The frames hold the foundation and the honeycomb that is built on it.
The langstroth hive is a classic beehive.
Construction details for 3 4 thick lumber 10 frame langstroth beehive shallow super 5 11 16 outer cover inner cover dadant medium honey super 6 5 8 deep hive body bottom board.
In the center of the board cut a hole 1 1 8 x 3 3 4 lengthwise.
In fact this might be what most people picture when they think of a beehive.
It was created in the mid 1800s by lorenzo langstroth who was a reverend as well as an apiarist.
Shallow 16 x 19 x 5 medium 16 x 19 x 6 deep 16 x 19 x 9.
This will give your lid 1 8 wiggle room.
The method for cutting and assembling deep medium and shallow frames is identical.
I centered the board to the frame the same way i did the bottom board by resting it on nails then nailing it to the frame.
Regardless of its size each langstroth frame has four basic components.
Hive equipment manufacturers will often produce bodies and supers that vary slightly.
It s made with a frame 16 1 4 x 20 x 3 4 and a board 1 4 thick that rests center on the inside of the frame.