Results 1 to 19 of 19

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Utica, NY
    Posts
    9,993

    Default Eight frame hive, ten frame super

    I donated my 8 frame hive to a friend that has 10 frame styro equipment. (He lost his package in shipment)

    He has plastic frames and starting brand new he has no comb and I have no foundation to work with. I am not thrilled about plastic frames but I was thinking I could build some comb for him by using his boxes on top of my hive. So the question becomes how do you stop up the two frame gap that would be at the bottom of the first super?
    Brian Cardinal
    Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Fremont County, Colorado, USA
    Posts
    127

    Default Re: Eight frame hive, ten frame super

    Cut a sheet of plywood to the outer dimensions of the ten frame super. Cut a hole in the middle of the plywood matching the inner dimensions of the eight frame equipment. Put the plywoo in between. You'll have some burr comb to deal with. Same idea as Brushy's nuc intro board. http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com...oductinfo/649/

    Someone might have a better way.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Grand Junction, Colorado, USA
    Posts
    230

    Default Re: Eight frame hive, ten frame super

    I run plastic frames mostly and I would suggest if you have some bee's wax rub it like a soap bar all over foundation, my bees are all over it when I add it to the hive.
    Jack Moore ~ Sticky Bear Apiary
    Zone 7a ~ Elev: 4840ft. ~ https://www.facebook.com/StickyBearApiary

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Utica, NY
    Posts
    9,993

    Default Re: Eight frame hive, ten frame super

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevtater View Post
    Cut a sheet of plywood to the outer dimensions of the ten frame super.
    I thought about doing this but didn't like how thin the section would be at the ends of the top bars. Then it hit me. All I need to do is screw on two blocks of wood on the top of the wooden 8 framer to stretch it out to a ten instead of dealing with the styro. Then just take the blocks off when I give him back his styro 10 frame.
    Brian Cardinal
    Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Cookeville, TN, USA
    Posts
    4,139

    Default Re: Eight frame hive, ten frame super

    I have used 8 frame supers on my one oddball 10 frame hive. Just cover the gap on the first super with plywood or coreplast. If you use coreplast you could probably just pin it in place.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Ft. Collins, Colorado
    Posts
    577

    Default Re: Eight frame hive, ten frame super

    Why not just use your equipment with his frames? Add or subtract as needed.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Utica, NY
    Posts
    9,993

    Default Re: Eight frame hive, ten frame super

    Cause I am out of equipment.
    Brian Cardinal
    Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Utica, NY
    Posts
    9,993

    Default Re: Eight frame hive, ten frame super

    Quote Originally Posted by David LaFerney View Post
    I have used 8 frame supers on my one oddball 10 frame hive.
    Just so you have the picture right it is reversed, 8 frame hive, 10 frame super. Actually I was thinking of using the deep so he would have some comb for next year.
    Brian Cardinal
    Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    San Mateo, CA
    Posts
    4,984

    Default Re: Eight frame hive, ten frame super

    I think you will have to hire an engineer to design this fix.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Fremont County, Colorado, USA
    Posts
    127

    Default Re: Eight frame hive, ten frame super

    Quote Originally Posted by odfrank View Post
    I think you will have to hire an engineer to design this fix.
    I'm an engineer

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Brasher Falls, NY, USA
    Posts
    28,012

    Default Re: Eight frame hive, ten frame super

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevtater View Post
    I'm an engineer
    So is Brian/Acebird. I'd tack a piece of wood under the overhanging box. Have it overhang on one side only. But I ain't no engineer.
    Mark Berninghausen
    Squeak Creek Apiaries



  12. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Utica, NY
    Posts
    9,993

    Default Re: Eight frame hive, ten frame super

    Thanks Mark. I was going to go for symmetry but art is probably more appropriate for beekeeping.

    Oh, off topic but my beginner friend painted his boxes black! Will one of those on top of a white hive be Okay and should I tell him to repaint his boxes another color?
    Brian Cardinal
    Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Brasher Falls, NY, USA
    Posts
    28,012

    Default Re: Eight frame hive, ten frame super

    Other than absorbing more sunlight and getting hotter I don't see any problem w/ black super on top of a white hive. The bees will still use it.

    How tall a hive will this be? Maybe having two frames more over on one side isn't such a good idea, if the hive gets high and top heavy. I could see this thing falling over later in the year.
    Mark Berninghausen
    Squeak Creek Apiaries



Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ads