Re: Brood Chamber: 9 or 10 frames?
> I have another issue with 11 combs. The self spacing shoulders have to be removed, meaning that every comb has to be hand spaced, every time you inspect the colony.
If you are referring to the "self spacing" shoulders of the frame ends, the shoulders can simply be slimmed down to 1 1/4". They are still "self spacing", but at 1 1/4" instead of 1 3/8".
If you are buying conventional width frame ends and narrowing them to 1 1/4" yourself, there certainly is a time and effort penalty. If you are making your own frame components, then there is no penalty to narrow frames in manufacturing effort.
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