View Poll Results: When you super how many frames do you leave in the hive box?

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  • All (10 for a standard hive and 8 for 8-frame design)

    26 46.43%
  • one less than all

    27 48.21%
  • two less than all

    5 8.93%
  • three less than all

    0 0%
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  1. #1
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    Jul 2004
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    Default With how many frames do you super?

    This is just a quick survey to find out what percent of beekeepers super with 10, 9, 8 or 7 frames in a standard hive box or with 8, 7, 6 in an 8-frame hive
    5-8 hives

  2. #2
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    Dec 2003
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    Bismarck, ND USA
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    I use 8 frames for supers in 10 frame equipment.
    Gregg Stewart

  3. #3
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    Wheatfield, IN
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    depends on if my super is foundation or drawn comb.

    Drawn comb I use 8 frames.

    Foundation I use 10 frames.
    Last edited by Dan Williamson; 06-17-2008 at 11:24 AM. Reason: wrong #
    Dan Williamson
    B&C Honey Farm http://www.flickr.com/photos/9848229@N05/

  4. #4
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    Jun 2007
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    Terrell, Texas, USA
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    Ditto Dan, I use 10 for foundation and 9 for drawn.

  5. #5
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    Owen, WI, USA
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    8 frames in a 10 frame box.
    Sheri

  6. #6
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    Pineville Missouri
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    10 in 10 natural comb crush and strain.

  7. #7
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    Aug 2006
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    Long Island, NY
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    nine frames if permacomb, 10 if drawn wax foundation...
    Kevin M.

  8. #8
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    Apr 2008
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    west point, ms
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    I use 10 frames of foundation utill they are drawn out then i use 9.

  9. #9
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    Apr 2008
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    Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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    in 10 frame gear -

    10 frames for foundation.
    9 frames for comb that was previously in a ten frame box.
    Then 8 frames for for comb that was previously in a 9 frame box.

    Hope that makes sense. Basically they don't draw the comb from foundation out far enough in a ten frame box for me to be happy to put that drawn comb straight back in as 8 frames per box, so when those 10-frame combs come back from extraction they'll go into the hive at 9 per box. Then when they are next extracted they'll go into the hive as 8 frames per box.

    The 'long term' goal is 8 frames on honey supers, and staging it out gives me nice quality comb and the least possible burring.

  10. #10
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    May 2008
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    Cedar Bluff, Virginia, USA
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    10 all the time like i always say all or nothing lol

  11. #11
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    San Mateo, CA
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    Default Before power uncapper/ after

    Used to prefer eight frame spacing for hand uncapping right into the spinner. But now that we power uncap, eight frame spacing makes for more honey and wax that has to be hand dumped into the spinner, so we are making any new supers to a nine frame spacing. Ten frame spacing for foundation.

  12. #12
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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