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Offline willebanks

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9 frames vs 10 frames
« on: May 05, 2009, 02:26:11 PM »
Hi all,

I was recently in Washington State and spoke with a beekeeper out there. As we went into his hives I noticed that he was using 9 frames in a Langstroth hive. Upon closer inspection I saw that the hive was much cleaner than my 10 frame. I've looked every where for the spacing dimension so I could make a cheater to help with the spacing.

I've seen tools for sale but at $20 each, I bet I can make something better for less...and if the 9 frame idea doesn't fly with my Connecticut be i'm out nothing but time! Anyone here got a tip or hint. Even a push in the right direction would be helpful.

Thanks
Will Banks

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Re: 9 frames vs 10 frames
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009, 12:02:09 AM »
robo tells it all there, here's where I get them

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Re: 9 frames vs 10 frames
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2009, 12:25:13 AM »
How does a 9 frame hive help keep a cleaner hive than a 10 frame??
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Re: 9 frames vs 10 frames
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2009, 07:18:29 PM »
just use your thumb or finger as a space between each frame.  you dont have to make or buy it and i hope you dont loose it.

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Re: 9 frames vs 10 frames
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2009, 08:23:26 PM »
In my experience nine frames in a ten frame box results in less brood that can be covered, more uneven comb which causes more rolling of bees, and larger cell size.

http://www.bushfarms.com/beesfaqs.htm#framespacing
http://www.bushfarms.com/beesframewidth.htm
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