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  1. #41
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    Default Re: Update on narrow frames from Kelley

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Clemens View Post
    Here are some pics of some I just made:

    Link

    They're a little too large to display here.
    Google+ says I don't have permission to access the pictures. I'm not sure how you would make it public...

    Thanks !
    -wanderyr

  2. #42
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    Default Re: Update on narrow frames from Kelley

    Please try it now. I adjusted the share settings.
    48 years - 50 hives - TF
    Joseph Clemens -- Website Under Constructioni

  3. #43
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    Default Re: Update on narrow frames from Kelley

    Wow -- we are reviewing all the feedback now. Thanks so much! The narrow frames are made to fit any style top bar, but the idea of packaging in 11 packs and then shaving down the top bars the requested width might be doable -- remember we carry more style frames than anyone out there. Which ones are next to be in demand besides the foundationless TB. Let us mull this all over and we would love a proto-type mailed to Kelley Attn: Jane or Eric. We will have some news soon.

  4. #44
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    Default Re: Update on narrow frames from Kelley

    I'll try to get a prototype on its way by Monday.
    48 years - 50 hives - TF
    Joseph Clemens -- Website Under Constructioni

  5. #45
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    Thumbs Up Re: Update on narrow frames from Kelley

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Clemens View Post
    I'll try to get a prototype on its way by Monday.
    Thanks for all the info Joe -- Really appreciate your feedback and valuable info provided.

  6. #46
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    Default Re: Update on narrow frames from Kelley

    I sent the prototype frame yesterday. I hope it arrives safely and helps the process.
    48 years - 50 hives - TF
    Joseph Clemens -- Website Under Constructioni

  7. #47
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    Default Re: Update on narrow frames from Kelley

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Clemens View Post
    I sent the prototype frame yesterday. I hope it arrives safely and helps the process.
    Hello!

    Just signed up for this site although I have been gathering info as a lurker for a while. I am trying to set up my first couple of hives and would like a status update on what seems to be long-term project.

    Any news? Or should I make my own frames as well as well as boxes?

    Thanks!

  8. #48
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    Default Re: Update on narrow frames from Kelley

    Kelley's gave up on the idea of manufacturing / selling narrow frames.
    BeeCurious
    5 hives and 8 nucs................... Trying to think inside the box...

  9. #49
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    Default Re: Update on narrow frames from Kelley

    Quote Originally Posted by BeeCurious View Post
    Kelley's gave up on the idea of manufacturing / selling narrow frames.
    Thanks!

    Discouraging though, seems like a lot of wasted effort by some folks.

  10. #50
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    Default Re: Update on narrow frames from Kelley

    I have a lot of frames I've narrowed to 1 1/4".
    It's a lot of extra work.

    It may have been beneficial in practice here in upstate NY, but I haven't kept any all-std-width-frame colonies for comparison....it may be a purely theoretical advantage and a bog waste of time, I don't know.

    I am moving to western Washington, and MUCH milder winters, and won't be going to the trouble in the future unless I find some reason to other than the winter cluster being able to cover more frames in winter with the same number of bees.

    I've never experienced mite problems despite not using any miticides.
    I don't know if small cell comb is the reason for that or not, but as it costs lityle or no more money( and no more time) than large cell, I'll continue using it.

    It's fun to experiment with these things for oneself.

  11. #51
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    Default Re: Update on narrow frames from Kelley

    Thanks Beregondo!

    I am at 8000' in the Rockies. I started building my boxes this week, all 2x. Any other hints would be appreciated.

    I am prepared for complete failure.

    I only get decent internet about once a week, sorry about the delay.

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