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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009, 02:51:08 PM »

do you put all your honey supers on at the same time, or do you pull them and add more as they fill?  i pull mine as they fill, but mine are close to my house so it is convenient. 
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009, 11:31:25 PM »

I like the metal corner brackets - that's a good strong alternative to finger joints or other complex wood work.  How long do the plywood boxes last?
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2009, 12:04:05 AM »

do you put all your honey supers on at the same time, or do you pull them and add more as they fill?  i pull mine as they fill, but mine are close to my house so it is convenient. 

this is my first year at beekeeping so I may be wrong... but as I see that colony is getting stronger I immediately erect either honey supers or another brood cubicle despite that frames they already had only partially filled... so I guess I put them all on at the same time to avoid extraordinary  inspections of the hive... (usually I check colony`s condition once a month).
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2009, 12:17:08 AM »

I like the metal corner brackets - that's a good strong alternative to finger joints or other complex wood work.  How long do the plywood boxes last?

I don`t know if that`s an alternative or not... I guess finger joints work very well, too. In this hives there is a second wall with polyfoam in between which makes deep hives body less heavier and much warmer in winter (and I hope cooler in summer)... I don`t know how long it`ll last as this was made by me out of emergency because old hives with which I had bought with my colonies was (a) very old and (b) not spacious enough to raise a strong family... Do you know what Dadant is? That`s what I had initially - four deephive bodied Dadants... Now when I did upgrade them to whatever they are I don`t know how to classify my hives.
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