I purchased a Beethinking top bar hive over the winter and am awaiting the arrival of my package bees in a a few weeks. My question is about spacers. I’ve been watching the Backyard Hive/Bee Guardian instructional DVD about TBH management. They use spacers between the bars, but I don’t see any included in my kit. Are spacers necessary or helpful?
Also, I’m wondering if anyone else has had difficulty with any of the wood warping in the BeeThinking kit? I stored my unbuilt hive in a heated bedroom over the winter. When I put it together last week, I discovered that the cedar board that covers the window is warped…so much so that it doesn’t open properly. Everything else in the kit was perfect.
Thanks for the help!