Need Bees Removed?
International
Beekeeping Forums
August 20, 2014, 03:20:02 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: ATTENTION ALL NEW MEMBERS
PLEASE READ THIS OR YOUR ACCOUNT MAY BE DELETED - CLICK HERE
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar bee removal Login Register Chat  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: odd honey super size  (Read 1313 times)
stella
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 199

Location: Central Minnesota


« on: March 22, 2011, 03:11:06 PM »

I just found out today that what I thought were normal sized honey supers are really too shallow to order frames for. They are only 4 7/8 deep.
I aquired this hive used. Cleaned it, sanded it, painted it...I thought I had all my ducks in a row.
Am I going to have to spend more money on new supers? And what are these size supers for?
Bees are coming in a month.
Thanks.
Logged

“The hum of bees is the voice of the garden.” — Elizabeth Lawrence
stella
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 199

Location: Central Minnesota


« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2011, 04:37:12 PM »

Or wait a minute....could I take two of those and make a deep? hmmmm...
Logged

“The hum of bees is the voice of the garden.” — Elizabeth Lawrence
buzzbee
Ken
Administrator
Galactic Bee
*******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 5433


Location: North Central PA


WWW
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2011, 07:15:09 PM »

Is it possible it's a super for Ross Rounds or comb honey?
Logged
kathyp
Universal Bee
*******
Online Online

Gender: Female
Posts: 15071


Location: boring, oregon


« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2011, 08:24:34 PM »

keep those for when you need an extra box on top for sugar or something.  unassembled boxes and frames are not to expensive especially if you can catch some free shipping.  maybe someone knows if anyone is shipping free right now?
Logged

.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville
wadehump
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 124


Location: jackson ohio


« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2011, 08:58:05 PM »

they sound like old comb honey boxes i had some back when i first got bees in the mid 70,s . i just ordered frames and added to the bottom of the boxes to fit the frames
Logged
Jim 134
Super Bee
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 2222


Location: Hinsdale, New Hampshire 03451 USA


WWW
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2011, 09:29:50 PM »

  (If the boxes are 10 frames)
You can buy top feeder insert form Mann Lake Cat.# FD-109 and it will look like Cat.# FD-110
 

http://www.mannlakeltd.com/m23Search/DisplayResults.asp?sIDSearch=178980

  

   BEE HAPPY Jim 134 Smiley
Logged

"Tell me and I'll forget,show me and I may  remember,involve me and I'll understand"
        Chinese Proverb

"The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways."
 John F. Kennedy
Franklin County Beekeepers Association MA. http://www.franklinmabeekeepers.org/
stella
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 199

Location: Central Minnesota


« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2011, 10:22:41 PM »

You guys are great...I called Mann Lake as I am putting together my order with them. They have free shipping over 100 bucks... Im double over that. rolleyes..cause Im so new.
They mentioned the Ross Round conversion but it costs 80 bucks. Scratch that.
They also mentioned the top feeder but I think Ill go with my extra Deep and a chicken waterer for the spring syrup water. Cheaper.
I will possibly use these odd supers down the line like Wadehump suggested for fall feeding.
I can buy the 10 frame honey super I need with frames for 40 bucks so I guess thats what Ill do.

I dont like being so naive on this new hobby. It has found me more than I have looked for it. I am just accepting it as fate that I should try to be a beekeeper. I am muddling through the best I can. Thank you all for the considerate responses.
I hate to say this because we are in the heat of the ordering season but the woman at Mann Lake patience's were short. As a newbee, I really needed some support with my (apparently stupid) questions.
Huge thanks to all here for the kindness!

Logged

“The hum of bees is the voice of the garden.” — Elizabeth Lawrence
Shanevrr
Field Bee
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 507

Location: Staunton VA


« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2011, 10:24:24 PM »

Or wait a minute....could I take two of those and make a deep? hmmmm...

yes you can
Logged

www.Valleybeesupply.com
"A responsible beekeeper is a successful one"
Shane C.
stella
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 199

Location: Central Minnesota


« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2011, 10:33:04 PM »

I dont know how to add a quote that someone posted so Ill take the long ol' fashioned route..."yes you can" (add the boxes together) by shanevrr.
Cool, thank you Shanevrr.
Logged

“The hum of bees is the voice of the garden.” — Elizabeth Lawrence
kathyp
Universal Bee
*******
Online Online

Gender: Female
Posts: 15071


Location: boring, oregon


« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2011, 10:44:38 PM »

Quote
chicken waterer for the spring syrup water.


be sure to screen the hole or the bees will climb inside and you'll have a chicken waterer full of dead bees.  i use some window screen that i gorilla glue in place and then run some duct tape on the edges just to be double sure they can't get in. 
Logged

.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville
Shanevrr
Field Bee
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 507

Location: Staunton VA


« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2011, 11:01:07 PM »

I dont know how to add a quote that someone posted so Ill take the long ol' fashioned route..."yes you can" (add the boxes together) by shanevrr.
Cool, thank you Shanevrr.

just click quote button on upper right side of your post and then type under quote
Logged

www.Valleybeesupply.com
"A responsible beekeeper is a successful one"
Shane C.
Brian D. Bray
Galactic Bee
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 7369


Location: Anacortes, WA 98221

I really look like this, just ask Cindi.


WWW
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2011, 01:24:11 AM »

I just found out today that what I thought were normal sized honey supers are really too shallow to order frames for. They are only 4 7/8 deep.
I aquired this hive used. Cleaned it, sanded it, painted it...I thought I had all my ducks in a row.
Am I going to have to spend more money on new supers? And what are these size supers for?
Bees are coming in a month.
Thanks.

Get some 1X1 stock and deepen the box, then order shallow frames.  I've used that trick a lot when given old comb honey boxes.
Logged

Life is a school.  What have you learned?   Brian      The greatest danger to our society is apathy, vote in every election!
Michael Bush
Universal Bee
*******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 13622


Location: Nehawka, NE


WWW
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2011, 05:40:07 AM »

4 7/8" boxes are usually described as "extra shallow"  They are often used to do cut comb honey with hoffman frames or, better, split top and solid bottom bar frames.  They are also often converted to do basswood sections.  Last I looked frames, foundation and boxes of that size were still for sale by Walter T. Kelley.  It is a standard, albiet slightly archaic size.
Logged

Michael Bush
My website:  bushfarms.com/bees.htm
My book:  ThePracticalBeekeeper.com
-------------------
"Everything works if you let it."--Rick Nielsen
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
Previous | Home | Join | Random | Next
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.23 seconds with 22 queries.

Google visited last this page July 24, 2014, 07:50:24 PM