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  1. #1
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    Default Anyone have Eight Frame Hive plans?

    I'm thinking very strongly about going to eight frame. My back isn't getting any younger, and I thought that since I am making some boxes (about 60), this is the opportunity to go to eight frame.

    However, I don't see any plans for eight frame on this site, or others. I just need dimensions for the boxes, etc. Anyone have some plans for eight framers? Thanks-

    MM

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    Anyone, purdy please?

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    i used an interior dimension of 12 1/2" on the short/frame rest ends. that gave me a 14" box outside dimension with 3/4" stock. it's my understanding mann lake uses 14" o.d.
    also if you multiply 1 3/8" by 8 and add 3/8" twice i think you get 12 1/2"
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    Quote Originally Posted by stangardener View Post
    i used an interior dimension of 12 1/2" on the short/frame rest ends. that gave me a 14" box outside dimension with 3/4" stock. it's my understanding mann lake uses 14" o.d.
    also if you multiply 1 3/8" by 8 and add 3/8" twice i think you get 12 1/2"

    Thanks! I thought I had figured at 14" od, but when I checked MB's site, he was cutting mediums down to 15.75" od, I think.

    MM

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    Alot of it depends on whether you are using rabbits or box joints. Box joints you need to plan for.
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    >he was cutting mediums down to 15.75" od, I think.

    13 3/4" outside is what the Brushy Mt. and Miller Bee Supply boxes are. Mann Lake and Betterbee make them 14". Western Bee Supply will make them whatever you like.
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    Question Actually...

    If I remember correctly, I think I actually had 9 plastic frames in a 14" last year...but too cold outside to go check that at the moment...

    RBAR

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Bush View Post
    >he was cutting mediums down to 15.75" od, I think.

    13 3/4" outside is what the Brushy Mt. and Miller Bee Supply boxes are. Mann Lake and Betterbee make them 14". Western Bee Supply will make them whatever you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Bush View Post
    >he was cutting mediums down to 15.75" od, I think.

    13 3/4" outside is what the Brushy Mt. and Miller Bee Supply boxes are. Mann Lake and Betterbee make them 14". Western Bee Supply will make them whatever you like.
    I misread the dimensions on your site -- that's what I get for not putting on my reading glasses. Thanks Michael. I think I'll make 'em 14".

    MM

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    I'd pick the size based on where you want to buy any accessories from.
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    I bought the "Brushy Mountain" teaching hive (8frame) and it is the only piece of 8 frame I have and it is 13 3/4" out side and you can put 9 frames in it now but that wont work if the bees have used it for a while.
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    I just bought two mediums. Put one together and used the other one for a template. That way I was sure I made it right.

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