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« on: May 12, 2009, 09:58:21 PM »

I've gotten some heat locally about using 8 frames in my 10 frame honey supers. I'd like to know if others are doing this if anyone has some personal experience using 8 frames in a 10 frame honey super?
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2009, 10:02:39 PM »

I only use 9 drawn out frames in a 10 frame super, have heard of others using 8 drawn out frames in a 10 but seems a little to much for me, I use 9..
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2009, 10:29:59 PM »

I've gotten some heat locally about using 8 frames in my 10 frame honey supers. I'd like to know if others are doing this if anyone has some personal experience using 8 frames in a 10 frame honey super?
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The less frames used for a patricular sized hive body the greater the problems that will be encountered.  Using 9 frames in honey supers is okay if the honey is being extracted, otherwise it's a good way to clog up a hive when used in the brood chamber.  The brood cells will still be standard depth brood cells and the honey/pollen cells will bulge out and be in the way when trying to remove a frame for inspection.  Good way to rip all the caps off the cells and kill some bees.
8 frames is even worse, the bees will begin building bridge comb between the frames and you'll have a mess to undo.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2009, 09:06:58 AM »

Just to try and justify my 8 frame HONEY super use. I got this idea from a book called  Natural beekeeping by Ross Conrad. He mentions in his honey supers only that he uses 8 frames. He says that for honey storage the bees will build the comb deep and using 8 frames allows for more honey than 9 or 10. I'll give it some time and keep an eye on it.
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2009, 09:22:30 AM »

I've done 5 in a 10 frame box when I alternated foundationless with comb.   They overdrew the comb right into the open space of the foundationless frames.   What  a mess, couldn't get any frames out without ripping the combs and honey spewing all over. rolleyes

You will probably be OK if you use drawn comb,  but it will make for more of a mess extracting as your cappings will have much more honey in them to drain.    Personally I don't see the benefit even if the bees can store a little more honey in theory.  Nine frames allows for thick enough comb for easy uncapping.
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2009, 09:32:57 PM »

Once they are drawn eight works fine in a ten frame super.

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