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Which size boxes do you use in your beeyard?

8 frame boxes
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Offline WOB419

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8 Frame or 10 frame boxes
« on: May 09, 2009, 12:02:03 AM »
Which size boxes do you use in your beeyard?  It will be interesting to see the results.

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Re: 8 Frame or 10 frame boxes
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2009, 12:09:18 AM »
I done got in trouble with the ladies about sumpin like dis b'fore. I ain't doin' it agin......   :-X    ;)
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Re: 8 Frame or 10 frame boxes
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2009, 12:09:58 AM »
I use whatever I have.  What I prefer is another thing.

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Re: 8 Frame or 10 frame boxes
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2009, 12:13:50 AM »
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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Re: 8 Frame or 10 frame boxes
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2009, 12:17:09 AM »
i am using 10 frame

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Re: 8 Frame or 10 frame boxes
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2009, 01:14:48 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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Re: 8 Frame or 10 frame boxes
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2009, 04:17:10 AM »
I've got 10 frames.  Using double deeps and varies between shallow and medium supers. 

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Re: 8 Frame or 10 frame boxes
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2009, 09:31:52 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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Re: 8 Frame or 10 frame boxes
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2009, 08:50:34 PM »
Maybe the better question is what kind of boxes do you WISH you had in your beeyard...
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Re: 8 Frame or 10 frame boxes
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2009, 04:34:17 AM »
The trend here is to use 10 frames Dadant, but we have some old 12 frames as well.

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Re: 8 Frame or 10 frame boxes
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2009, 09:07:05 AM »
8 frame mediums

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Re: 8 Frame or 10 frame boxes
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2009, 09:33:20 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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Re: 8 Frame or 10 frame boxes
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2009, 10:03:17 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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Re: 8 Frame or 10 frame boxes
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2009, 01:58:50 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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Re: 8 Frame or 10 frame boxes
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2009, 02:31:01 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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Re: 8 Frame or 10 frame boxes
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2009, 10:31:29 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... ;)

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Re: 8 Frame or 10 frame boxes
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2009, 12:21:24 AM »
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 :)

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Re: 8 Frame or 10 frame boxes
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2009, 03:33:32 AM »
8 frame mediums.  Bad back requires lighter loads.
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