Re: Frame spacing?
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Generally, in the brood boxes, you would want to have the frames pushed together, and centered in the boxes. In the supers, once you have drawn comb, you may wish to space the frames out to encourage fatter combs to allow more honey per frame. Along this line some beeks will put only nine frames in a ten frame honey super. But you need to have the frames pushed together when they are foundation only if you expect to get straight combs drawn.
See Michael Bush's FAQs for more on frame spacing:
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