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  1. #1
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    Default Extra depth deep hive bodies, anybody sell them?

    Because of some (embarassing) newbie hive-management issues, one of my colonies needs hive bodies that are deeper than regular deeps. Does any vendor offer them? I need something almost 11" deep, but of regular Lang dimensions otherwise. Long frames would be nice to find, too.

    Thanks,

    Enj.

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    Default Re: Extra depth deep hive bodies, anybody sell them?

    Wouldn't it be better to correct those issues and move into standard equipment?

    Or you could place a shallow or 2" spacer ring under your messed up deep until you get it back in line. If you allow them room to build above maybe you can cull the bottom box at some point without sacrificing the hive.
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    Default Re: Extra depth deep hive bodies, anybody sell them?

    I've been thinking that one extra deep ten frame would be really easy to build from a 1x12 and would probably be the right size for a complete brood chamber in this area. It would be too heavy to move when full though. I've just had two hives since last spring so I'm no expert. All mediums now but really hate unstacking to get to the bottom box.

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    Default Re: Extra depth deep hive bodies, anybody sell them?

    " I need something almost 11" deep, but of regular Lang dimensions otherwise. Long frames would be nice to find, too."

    This is something called a 'Modified Dadant' hive. Used to be very common. Check with Western Bee Supply. Last I knew they kept some inventory, but didn't advertise it.
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    Default Re: Extra depth deep hive bodies, anybody sell them?

    I think all the old inventory is gone.

    Even the last of the frames.

    But once a year Dadants makes new jumbo deep foundation for two or three days.
    Most is for orders, very little stays in inventory and not for long.
    It is only available from the head office in Hamilton, IL.

    25lb minimum which is about 125 sheets.

    Proper size is a full 2" more than a regular deep.
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    Cool Re: Extra depth deep hive bodies, anybody sell them?

    I still run a few jumbo in my operation. The operation I bought them from used them for honey supers.

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