Please try it now. I adjusted the share settings.
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.
I'll try to get a prototype on its way by Monday.
I sent the prototype frame yesterday. I hope it arrives safely and helps the process.
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?
Kelley's gave up on the idea of manufacturing / selling narrow frames.
5 hives and 8 nucs................... Trying to think inside the box...
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.
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.