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    Default Re: Will the beespace be different for small cell bees?

    Getting back to the beespace question...

    I've heard Michael Bush describe triming down frames and fitting 11 frames into a 10 frame body (or was that 9 frames into an 8 frame body?).

    Regardless, I've tried keeping frames close together (10 frames-end bar to end bar).

    My own opinion is that it might have some advantages over 9 frames in a 10 frame body.

    It could be more bees in less space or even a different microclimate.

    Could this contribute to healthier hives? I can't say for sure, but it isn't too far fetched an idea.

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    Default Re: Will the beespace be different for small cell bees?

    Quote Originally Posted by WLC View Post
    I've heard Michael Bush describe triming down frames and fitting 11 frames into a 10 frame body (or was that 9 frames into an 8 frame body?).
    Both. I have a some of both currently.
    Solomon Parker, Parker Farms, ParkerFarms.biz
    11 Years Treatment-Free, ~25 Colony Baseline

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