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Question: Which size boxes do you use in your beeyard?
8 frame boxes
10 frame boxes
Mix of 8 & 10 frame boxes


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« on: May 08, 2009, 11:02:03 PM »

Which size boxes do you use in your beeyard?  It will be interesting to see the results.
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2009, 11:09:18 PM »

I done got in trouble with the ladies about sumpin like dis b'fore. I ain't doin' it agin......   Lips Sealed    Wink
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2009, 11:09:58 PM »

I use whatever I have.  What I prefer is another thing.
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2009, 11:13:50 PM »

10 frame all mediums.  That's the way I started.  They are commonly available.  I like everything interchangeable.  I don't want to cut down to 8 frames. 
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2009, 11:17:09 PM »

i am using 10 frame
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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2009, 12:14:48 AM »

Both.

Started last year with 10-frame (2 deeps + 2 mediums).  Added 8-frames this year (all mediums).   Like both systems but prefer all medium boxes.

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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2009, 03:17:10 AM »

I've got 10 frames.  Using double deeps and varies between shallow and medium supers. 
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2009, 08:31:52 AM »

I use 8 frame boxes because the man that I got my original bees from use them. So keep everything the same I kept getting them. I also have a TBH that I am trying out.

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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2009, 07:50:34 PM »

Maybe the better question is what kind of boxes do you WISH you had in your beeyard...
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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2009, 03:34:17 AM »

The trend here is to use 10 frames Dadant, but we have some old 12 frames as well.
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« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2009, 08:07:05 AM »

8 frame mediums
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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2009, 08:33:20 AM »

10 frame double deep brood chamber, and either medium or shallow supers.  I have also run three mediums for a brood chamber in a pinch.  Since I don't medicate, it does not matter if the bees raise brood in the honey supers, because the brood is never treated, and the wax is never tainted!

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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2009, 09:03:17 AM »

Usually 9 frames + 2 follower boards, one on each ouside edge in 10 frame boxes. The follower boards are 3/8 plywood the same size as frames with a bee space all the way around. They create a nice "highway" on the outer sides of the brood nest and help with winter/summer insulation.
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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2009, 12:58:50 PM »

>Maybe the better question is what kind of boxes do you WISH you had in your beeyard...

 I was thinking the same...
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« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2009, 01:31:01 PM »

Yes, started out all wrong using deeps which I could not lift.

Now I am at 10 frames all mediums and it seems to be working for me. If I had to do over again, it would be 8 frame all mediums.

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« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2009, 09:31:29 PM »

>Maybe the better question is what kind of boxes do you WISH you had in your beeyard...

 I was thinking the same...

Then start your own darn thread guys...Sheeesh... Wink
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« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2009, 11:21:24 PM »

I am currently using 10 frame boxes. I have some 8's and will go back to them when I get things going again. I am with annette on the 8 mediums.
When you get 67 and a bad ,have to do something if you want to stay in.
Even gonna change to long boxes 24 frame  size, 3x8=24 right? or does it a 28 frame bottom to sit 3 ,8 frame supers on top? doak Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2009, 02:33:32 AM »

8 frame mediums.  Bad back requires lighter loads.
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