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  1. #1
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    Default neat photo of mini frame

    Not my photo, but ran across this on facebook from my beekeeping friends half a world away. They love Carni's over in Iran and Russia.

    I like the sticks, a good idea for controlling the comb if you use just top bars in your mini mating nucs.

    The person with this photo lives in Düzce


    Makes me look forward to spring and a new season of queen rearing

  2. #2
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    Raleigh, NC, USA
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    Default Re: neat photo of mini frame

    Looks like a heavy gage wire bent into a "U" shape (like a large ground cloth staple) with a piece of wood drilled to hold it. Any idea how it's made? Thanks for sharing the photo.
    Triangle Bees

  3. #3
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    New Albany, Ohio, USA
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    Default Re: neat photo of mini frame

    Lauri,

    That definitely is a “mini” frame. I count about 12-13 cells wide between the wire, or a little over 2” wide. There are some European styrofoam micro nucs that use 2 mini frames, but I think even those are larger than what you show. Are you able to get any additional picture of the frame and nuc design?

    Thanks,
    Joe
    Breeder Queens & Honey Bee Nutritional Supplements
    www.latshawapiaries.com

  4. #4
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    Default Re: neat photo of mini frame

    You're right, they are wires. No other photos on his facebook page I could see to show the mini frame, but I didn't look through all his photos. No english ether.
    Heres the link if you want to look.
    He's got some darn nice looking queens though.

    https://www.facebook.com/erkankayaduzce

  5. #5
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    Cookeville, TN, USA
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    Default Re: neat photo of mini frame

    About half way down this page are some interesting pictures of comb honey which looks like it is produced in long pipe shaped hives about 7 inches ID. Sorry, but my tablet doesn't play well with the photo insert pop up.
    Since '09-25H-T-Z6b

  6. #6
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    Baden Wurtemburg Germany
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    Default Re: neat photo of mini frame

    Roger Delon patented a frame, it has a wooden top bar and a stainless steel wire frame. The wire has to be bent to precise measurements to maintain bee space, so a jig is used. I made 12 of these hives. Some pictures can be found here

    http://warre.biobees.com/delon.htm
    Stephen 26 hives. 4th year. Treat. Germany.

  7. #7
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    High Springs, FL
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    Default Re: neat photo of mini frame

    That guy has some really cool pictures on his facebook
    How about these bee houses


    The mobile option


    Yea, kayaking with bees isn't something I'd previously considered as an option...they seem like a terrible choice for a river buddy

  8. #8
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    Ft. Collins, Colorado
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    Default Re: neat photo of mini frame

    The variations on the sex alleles makes my head hurt!

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