Re: Trimming Frames
I'm not being a nay-sayer, i guess I just dont understand why trim frames to stuff more in a brood chamber. I run 8 frame equipment, and put 8 frames in the brood boxes....using 8 allows "wiggle room" or room to manipulate and remove frames easily... and I dont see an "excess buildup" of burr or brace comb or any reason I would want to stuff 9 frames in an 8 frame box. Im not very gentle when checking hives, i would imagine but stuffing 9 frames in there I would roll more bees and kill more queens the with the standard 8 frames with "wiggle room". Seems like a whole lot of work for little if any return?? In honey supers I might drop down a frame to 7 if I get around to them, but usually run 8 in the supers too, properly spaced with the spare wiggle room in the box they run through our uncapper just fine with minimal if any scratching to be done.
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