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  1. #21
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    Default Re: 6-framer - larger-scale, commercial grade, mobile operator

    "Each unit can go up to 12 boxes (before hitting the roof)."

    Above probably explains the reason for 6 framers. Working 35 pound supers of honey off of a?step ladder, twelve supers high would be a good workout!
    Zone 3b. If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got!

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  3. #22
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    Default Re: 6-framer - larger-scale, commercial grade, mobile operator

    Quote Originally Posted by mgolden View Post
    "Each unit can go up to 12 boxes (before hitting the roof)."

    Above probably explains the reason for 6 framers. Working 35 pound supers of honey off of a?step ladder, twelve supers high would be a good workout!
    It is not a reason, it is a feature.

    He did try running 10-frame poli-hives on his trailer.
    Was terrible, reportedly.
    Imagine working with full-size deep boxes on the trailer - it is a no-go.
    Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.

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    Default Re: 6-framer - larger-scale, commercial grade, mobile operator

    On average he is running one set of 6 Dadant frames (the excluded brood nest) and 7 honey supers.
    Here is a brood nest inspection in July.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FRfW5ZkGbg

    Pretty sure he said someplace he averages 50kilos from a unit (100-110lbs).
    Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.

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