Beespace on the sides of frames?
So I was gifted two long langstroth hives and when I checked them out I realized that there was almost no space between the side walls and the frames. Definitely less than 1/4 inch. Every hive I've made or used has had bee space all around the frame, including the sides.
My question is whether people think it's required? It'll be annoying to make the boxes wider to create the space so I'm curious if it's worth just using them without space on the side or if I should definitely fix it/not use them.
Thanks in advance and happy beekeeing!