Frame: Ultimate Bottom Board/Aluminum Hybrid

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Multi-View of the completed Ultimate Bottom Board/Aluminum Hybrid Frame


The Ultimate Bottom Board/Aluminum Hybrid Frame was created to offer an affordable frame solution that a person with access to some typical shop tools could utilize and duplicate. The Ultimate Bottom Board is a plastic bottom board manufactured by Anel it can be purchased direct or also from Brushy Mountain Bee Farm in the United States. The dimensions of the Ultimate Bottom Board is compatible with 10 frame Langstroth Hive dimensions only. An aluminum undercarriage was added onto the Ultimate Bottom Board that provides a secure base for load cell installation.


Production of this frame started out by removal of the black plastic feet inserts that act as small leg extensions located at each corner of the bottom board. Using a drill press a hole was drilled in the center of each of the four leg housings. This will allow for a bolt to be inserted through the bottom board to attach to an aluminum undercarriage. The supports consist of two pieces of 2"x2" aluminum angle, that will run the length of the two long sides of the bottom board. A hole was drilled in the angle to accept the bolt that will secure the bottom board to the aluminum angle. Additional holes were placed in the aluminum angle where the bolts that secure the spacers and load cells to the undercarriage. Spacers were made from flat a piece of flat aluminum bar cut into small square pieces holes were drilled through these spacers and are sandwiched between the aluminum undercarriage and the load cells.


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