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Offline rbinhood

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60 Frame DD Hive
« on: July 14, 2011, 08:37:12 PM »
This is one of may largest two queen brood rearing hives, I think I will build a medium full length super to go on one of these this winter.



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Re: 60 Frame DD Hive
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2011, 08:44:41 PM »
Wow!  Is that for bees or birds  :)

There‚Äôs got to be a good story behind this behemoth.   Please tell us more!

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Re: 60 Frame DD Hive
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2011, 09:17:21 PM »
Now we all know why you are in such good shape!!
see my swarms and cut outs at

those hot bees will have you steppin and a fetchin like your heads on fire and your @ss is a catchin!!!

Bees will be bees and do as they please!

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Re: 60 Frame DD Hive
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2011, 09:58:01 PM »
Why go with just a medium for a honey super.   Build a full deep.    :-D

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Re: 60 Frame DD Hive
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2011, 10:39:38 PM »
I am afraid a full deep would be a little awkward to handle, have tried two fifteen frame deeps but there was a slight overhang on each end.  I went as far as using 3/8 material on one end of each super but it was too weak when full of honey and it was a disaster.  Weight was no problem though it was like lifting a 6 pattie Burger King Stacker.  :brian:
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Re: 60 Frame DD Hive
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2011, 04:55:42 PM »
Rbin, How did you get the two laying queens in there without the two colonies killing one?
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Re: 60 Frame DD Hive
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2011, 05:14:24 PM »
It was accomplished by doing the same as doing a newspaper combine.....there is a queen excluder in the center of the hive body.  Newspaper without any holes punched in it was placed on the side of the excluder before the second hive of bees was introduced.  I have only had one disaster out of 6 such hives and this was my mistake I forgot to put the excluder in the tip box.  They are a lot of fun to work with and you don't have to worry about someone walking off with the hives when you have them in an out yard.  LOL
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Re: 60 Frame DD Hive
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2012, 11:33:51 AM »
Cool!

That really simplifies the process, Thank you Rbin!  Sorry for the late reply, I'm building, building, building...
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Re: 60 Frame DD Hive
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2012, 11:15:43 PM »
That hive is like our local Walmart -- two zip codes!

 

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