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Offline Michael Bush

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Re: Medium vs deep
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2013, 09:33:28 AM »
I do two rows of queen cells in mediums.  I make my own frames with things evenly distributed.  When I use hair curler cages, I use the ones from the Jenter kit over the JZBZ cups, or I use the ones from the Nicot over the Jenter cups.  The Nicot ones are roomier.  Usually, though, I don't use them, unless I'm using the incubator.

I bought some of these:

and cut them down, and then build more of the same myself out of one bys.  I split the difference for space and two rows works fine.  The Jenter hair curler cages were loose and I used a strip of wood on the bottom with rubber bands to hold them up against the cells.

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Offline samsungpizza

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Re: Medium vs deep
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2013, 09:59:11 AM »
Many thanks. I already switched to two rows on medium frames, but was making my own wax cell cups until I saw a video by Kirk Webster. He told how his bees didn't like his wax cups and now uses plastic. Don't know what I'll do with a roaster full of beeswax. Kids love playing in it though. Best, Dave