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I will post a pic in the morning if I remember.

Here is some pic of my roof made out of old pellet wood and a cheap peice of ply on top, just had to give everything a good coat of paint because everything is untreated.

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The 8 blocks under the roof holds the top board loosely in place and the gaps between the blocks are big enough so when you put a match stick under the top cover the is plenty of gap for air to flow, plus the roof sides hang down past the top cover so rain won't get in, another thing that I find handy is I can put the roof on the dirty ground and have a flat platform to put thing on, or turn it over so I can place a hive box on it at a slight angle so the box sits on the edges so I crush minimal bees, and it won't blow off in the wind. That last roof I made, I made it slightly sloping back so water ran off better.

This is ok for hobby bee keepers, but I guess commercial guys need to stack heaps of hives in backs of trucks, so a flush fitting roof is better for them in terms of stacking against one another.

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