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WBC Bee Hive
WBC Hive in Ceder William Braughton Carr was the ‘inventor’ of this hive which these days is characterised by the, often white painted, taper-sided lifts which most UK people will recognise as a beehive.
It is not held in very high esteem by most modern beekeepers but it is included here for completeness sake. It is sometimes confused with the CDB hive which has similarities, but is more robust.
Queen excluders are usually perforated sheet (Zinc, Steel or Plastic). Framed ones can be made…
If wire Queen Excluders are preferred, then use the grids intended for the Smith Q.E. and modify the dimensions to suit WBC.
White Painted WBC Hive
Takes 10 national frames. Beware 2nd hand units as compatibility is VERY often a serious issue hive to hive especially the lifts.?