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Offline David McLeod

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Comb honey production and the Killion T super and a question.
« on: September 20, 2011, 08:49:13 AM »
Never done comb honey so I re read Honey in the Comb by Killion. Now I have a question on his T super.
Specifically, page 19 fig 12 and pg 28 fig 24 shows my quandary. Why use a super only 14" wide? This is exactly 2 1/4" less than a standard super. It can't be because an additional row of sections will not fit since a section is 1 7/8" wide. It doesn't add up that the 3/8" "slop" could be the issue since that can easily be made up either with a thicker separator on each side or by using thicker stock for the super side walls.
So why is it?
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Re: Comb honey production and the Killion T super and a question.
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2011, 12:53:20 PM »
Killion ran all ten frame brood boxes and eight frame supers.  It's an eight frame box.  It's because you want to crowd the bees up into the supers, I suppose, but the other thing is they tend to fill an eight frame box out and they tend to skip the outside frames in a ten frame box.
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Re: Comb honey production and the Killion T super and a question.
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2011, 07:37:25 PM »
Thank you. That stands to reason.
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