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« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2011, 08:35:28 AM »

They are NOT the same.
The 'Western Super' was developed and sold originally by Western Bee Supply. Therefore refered to as the 'western super'.

It is 7 5/8" deep.

Thanks for correcting that. 
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« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2011, 09:16:04 PM »

>The 'Western Super' was developed and sold originally by Western Bee Supply. Therefore refered to as the 'western super'.

That's what I used to think but a lot of people insist it is a medium.  The term is not in common usage in my part of the country so I can't say what everyone means by it...
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« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2011, 04:21:02 AM »

Back in the 50s and 60s in New England.
'Medium Super' 'illinois super' are the some Dadant bee supply  6 5/8"
'Western Super' is by Western Bee Supply  7 5/8"
In the past 30 years or so you do not hear this  terms use in this part of the country.
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Mediums Western  Illinois all the some 6 5/8"

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« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2011, 12:32:03 PM »

I've been following this thread. i raised this topic with 3 of the most experienced beekeepers in the E.M.B.A. at our meeting this past Wednesday. all three have tried them & all three no longer use them but acknowledged the advantages mentioned in the posts under this topic. 1 of them mentioned that on the earliest racks he had that the slats ran perpendicular to the frames & later made racks had the slats running parallel. looking at websites i see that brushy mountain racks have parallel slats while rossman offers them configured both ways. for those of you who use them do you have a preference?
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« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2011, 11:48:13 PM »

>for those of you who use them do you have a preference?

The ones running with the frames were created with the theory that a slatted rack would work better with them.  I don't think it matters.
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