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  1. #1
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    Default Likely easy question regarding plastic frames

    Hey folks! This is my first post here and I imagine for the first little bit I'll be offering more questions than answers. I'm purchasing equipment for a couple colonies that I'm putting on the property this summer and have a fair amount of stuff that was left here by the previous owner. I'm sorting through what I can and can't use, what needs to be cleaned and torched etc.. Most of it is making sense but I have run into a bit of a confusion that I hoped somebody could help me out with.

    So there are a number of huge boxes of shallow plastic frames. They are bit different than what I fammiliar with (I'm not familliar with much).

    So.. the top bar is narrow. Approx 5/8" wide.
    the side bar is straight without a wide section at the top.. also approx 5/8" wide.

    It seems I usually see wider top bars than side bars, and a bit of a wider section for the top few inches of the sidebar.

    Anybody have any idea what I have here?

    For whatever reason the attachment button does not work for me.
    Does this question make sense to anybody? Any input would be very much appreciated!

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    Default Re: Likely easy question regarding plastic frames

    Would the narrow top rail make it difficult to maintain the proper spacing of the frames in the super?

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    Default Re: Likely easy question regarding plastic frames

    Ok so this is kinda what I was thinking. There are metal strips with grooves in other piles of stuff that look as if they would help mantain the spacing spacing if they were attached to the top of the box. I was just wondering if anyone had seen this type of system before.

    Also curious if I should be able to attach pictures or if the feature is disabled. I'll get on another pc and attach photos to make the question a bit clearer.

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    Default Re: Likely easy question regarding plastic frames

    Welcome to Beesource!

    Quote Originally Posted by vegpedaler View Post
    Also curious if I should be able to attach pictures or if the feature is disabled.
    Use the "Insert Image" icon on the toolbar to upload a photo, not the "attachment" feature. Having said that, I prefer to use a photo host like Photobucket.com and then link to those photos.

    An easy solution is to open a free http://photobucket.com/ account, upload your photos to that site, and then link them here.

    If you want a step-by-step guide to using Photobucket with Beesource, see post #8 of this thread:
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...-Photo-pragram

    The thread linked above is a guide for posting links that the reader needs to click on. You can also post photos inline that display with the text. Photobucket calls that "Direct", and then you need to use the "Insert Image" button on the Beesource message toolbar. Choose the URL tab, UN-click the checkbox, and paste the link.
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    Default Re: Likely easy question regarding plastic frames

    Are there 72 per box?
    Do they look like these?

    http://www.pierco.net/products.htm

    There are other manufacturers of similar products.
    Some people hate them I like them and if they are in good condition would pay your way into an amusement park where you could see real Mermaids if you brought them down to me!

    The metal things are probably frame rest to insure even spacing. I've never used them they look like a unneeded complication but bring those down as well I'll try them if they are free.

    Welcome!

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    Default Re: Likely easy question regarding plastic frames

    Metal frame spacers are used to reduce the number of frames in your supers by accurately spacing your frames down from 10 to 8 or 9 frames. The spaces are evenly cut to allow the bees to fully draw out comb. ww-130-9-frame-spacer.jpg Theses are in 28 medium supers I picked up with 8 perco frames each.
    Jack Moore ~ Sticky Bear Apiary
    Zone 7a ~ Elev: 4840ft. ~ https://www.facebook.com/StickyBearApiary

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