Re: What type of bee hive is best for the home bee keeper
How does 9 frame in a 10 provide more ventilation???????? Cells are drawn deeper so only a bee space left between adjacent frames and walls, so same as 10. And technically one less vertical slot so less ventilation. And with bees covering all frames in a super, they will control air flow anyway.
Cells are deeper but no bigger in diameter, so I doubt bees are bigger.
10 frames of brood is more brood.
9 frames of honey is more than 10 frames because of cell depth and one less foundation.
Found adding metal rails on slide slot in ends of supers keeps propolis build up down.
Presently use all 10 frame deeps and full of honey is on the heavy side.
There is advantages to using all mediums or all deeps as frames can be moved up and down. Useful to get bees up above a queen excluder and can move honey to beef up winter stores.
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