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  1. Re: Hive designs and their advantages and disadvantages

    I've been using Dadant deep hives for 3 years and I'll never go back. I also have built some horizontal hives out of 2x to fit my jumbo frames. I use these to overwinter 6 of my colonies and they are...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    I havent had any losses yet but our weather has been extreme up here in Iowa compared to yours this winter lol
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    I wish I could convince more people how good...

    Dane County, WI.

    Yep; makes sense - horizontals to overwinter nothing but 5 frame nucs.[/QUOTE]

    I wish I could convince more people how good jumbos are but they get indoctrinated through new...
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    Where r u located? I’m going to build a couple...

    Thanks for the details.

    Interesting but I see exactly the same thing - I winter mine typically on 5-7 large frames sandwiched between the follower boards.
    All it is to it.

    What is your frame...
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    In the 12 frame boxes I use just 11 and...

    Very cool!
    Finally a real Dadant guy close to me that I can talk to.
    Drove through Iowa few times in the winter - whew! Black ice.

    What is your wintering methodology?
    How many frames do you...
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    I run them a few different ways. I have some...

    Hey, bkcrrtnps, how do you run these exactly in your configuration?
    I snatched a full box of these (60+ frames).
    On one had, I want to keep them as-is and just use so (they are just too nice and...
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    I love my 11 1/4 jumbo frames and I’ll never go...

    I love my 11 1/4 jumbo frames and I’ll never go back
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    Re: Running two queen colonies

    I do have and some "normal" MDH that I've had for the last 3 years as well as a horizontal hive I made for the jumbo frames that came through winter with 3 hives in it.
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    Re: Running two queen colonies

    I am currently running 5 Modified dadnt hives that came through winter as double nucs. I have a partition in center and 5 frames on each side. I am thinking about placing my queen excluder on top and...
  10. Re: Capped queen cells, canít find queen, can I split?

    Not all queen cells are ripe so you need to check them or you'll be setting yourself back a long ways......
  11. Re: Horizontal Hive Styles- What should I consider?

    What do you mean wit this? "I'm going with a 2-queen system up to 4 frames, then moving them to single colony."
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    Re: jumbo or extra-large hive bodies - source?

    Still have these?
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    Re: Jumbo dadant/ langstroth convertion

    His frames look just like mine that are 11.25" deep
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    Re: Jumbo dadant/ langstroth convertion

    Where are you getting the dimensions? My jumbo frames are 11.25" deep and my boxes are 11.5"......
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