A super easy to follow method you can follow to build an entrance reducer for your Langstroth style 5 frame, 8 frame and 10 frame beehive boxes.
The process to build an entrance reducer for Langstroth 5-frame, 8-frame and 10-frame beehives is easier than you think. They can be crafted for your beehives from scrap lumber. Here is a video of the construction process showing the few easy steps it takes to build entrance reducer for yourself.
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Step 1 - Cut your lumber to final dimensions. This will be 3/4 x 3/4 x 12 1/8" for 8 frame, 3/4 x 3/4 x 14 3/4" for 10 frame, or 3/4 x 3/4 x 7" for 5 frame beehives.
Step 2 - Using your table saw cut a 1" x 3/8" notch in one face of your entrance reducer, 1" from the end of the entrance reducer.
Step 3 - Rotate your entrance reducer 90 degrees, so that the notch from step 2 now faces directly towards you, or directly away from you.
Step 4 - Using your table saw cut a 3" x 3/8" notch in the face of your entrance reducer that is now facing down, cut it 1" from the end of the entrance reducer and on the opposite end from the cut you made in step 2.
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for 8-frame: 12 1/8 x 3/4 x 3/4
for 10-frame: 14 3/4" x 3/4 x 3/4