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  1. #1
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    Default Frame dimensions for a frame holder

    Hello all,

    Brand new to beekeeping and I need a little help. I am out of town and therefore away from my hive; I have a neighbor who is going to fasten some threaded rod through the fence near my hives to use as a frame holder. However I don't know how far apart to tell him to place the rods.

    I have a Langstroth hive, I just need to tell him how far apart on center to place the rods.

    I appreciate any assistance,

    GHEN

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    Default Re: Frame dimensions for a frame holder

    inside of the box body is 18 & 3/8 inches (19 & 7/8 - 1 & 1/2= 18 & 3/8). the frames set on 3/8 inch rests each side. So you should be OK at 18 & 1/4 inches in between rods.

    Good Luck
    Last edited by nobull56; 05-18-2015 at 11:30 PM. Reason: Bad math

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    Default Re: Frame dimensions for a frame holder

    Quote Originally Posted by nobull56 View Post
    So you should be OK at 18 & 1/4 inches in between rods.
    Thank you,

    GHEN

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    Default Re: Frame dimensions for a frame holder

    Quote Originally Posted by GHEN View Post
    Hello all,

    Brand new to beekeeping and I need a little help. I am out of town and therefore away from my hive; I have a neighbor who is going to fasten some threaded rod through the fence near my hives to use as a frame holder. However I don't know how far apart to tell him to place the rods.

    I have a Langstroth hive, I just need to tell him how far apart on center to place the rods.

    I appreciate any assistance,

    GHEN
    What is the purpose of this frame holder.

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    Default Re: Frame dimensions for a frame holder

    Quote Originally Posted by dsegrest View Post
    What is the purpose of this frame holder.
    To keep my hands free and frames off of the ground as I inspect my hive.

    GHEN

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    Default Re: Frame dimensions for a frame holder

    The ground is always there, never having to be brought to the hive and carried around!
    Regards, Barry

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    Default Re: Frame dimensions for a frame holder

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    The ground is always there, never having to be brought to the hive and carried around!
    This is true and a very good point, however my specific hive is mounted high enough that I work off of an elevated platform, it would be much easier to have a frame holder. Additionally I do not visit multiple hives so once this is constructed I won't have to bring it anywhere or carry it around.

    GHEN

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    Default Re: Frame dimensions for a frame holder

    It is nice to have a place to put frames until you tear a $100.00 ultra breeze on something permanent sticking out. Just covering all the possibilities.

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    Default Re: Frame dimensions for a frame holder

    You found an ultra breeze suit for $100?

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    Default Re: Frame dimensions for a frame holder

    I just leave an old hive body by my hives so I have a place to set removed frames while I inspect.

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