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  1. #1
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    Default Has anyone ever switched from eight frame to ten frame equipment?

    There's often discussions about switching over to eight frame equipment, often to all 8-frame mediums.

    Has anyone ever switched from eight frame to ten frame equipment?
    BeeCurious
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    Default Re: Has anyone ever switched from eight frame to ten frame equipment?

    You can cut down a 10-frame box to hold 8 frames but I have yet to find a suitable board stretcher to stretch boards from 8 frame length to 10-frame length.

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever switched from eight frame to ten frame equipment?

    I used to run a number of eight frame hives. I finally got rid of all of that equipment and there is now none around at all. I like a certain amouint of standardization. Though beside3s the deeps which are primarily brood boxes I do have shallows and mediums.

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever switched from eight frame to ten frame equipment?

    Me too. I started with a mix of 8 and 10 frame equipment. At some point I realized that this was slowing me down , so I needed to go one way or the other. 10 frame was and is the industry standard so the 8 frame stuff got sold off.

    We ran double deeps for years but at another point in time decided to go with a deep and medium configuration, mainly because i did a lot of hand loading back then, and a deep/medium is a lot easier to load and stack!
    That decision wasn't as easy, as there are tradeoffs on using 2 size boxes.

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever switched from eight frame to ten frame equipment?

    if your starting with 8 frame not much sense in switching to 10 but ya can sell off the 8 frame stuff or you can make nukes out of it.
    Im really not that serious

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever switched from eight frame to ten frame equipment?

    As I expanded, I switched, and used a bit of the 8-frame for nuc work, or swarm traps, sold the rest.
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    Steven
    "If all you have is a hammer, the whole world is a nail." - A.H. Maslow

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