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    Hello all! I am located in the outskirts of Louisville, KY and I am a new hobby beekeeper. Primarily for gardening purposes. I'm looking for some feedback regarding "narrow frames" and possibly regressing bee size to small cell bees. The following is an explanation of my setup - or soon to be...
  2. Equipment/Hardware
    I know there had been some issues with Kelley's "narrow frames" so apparently they decided to drop the product.
  3. Bee Forum
    This is 2x10x8's planed down to 1 1/4" and cut to 6 1/4" pieces. On the left is a normal (W.T. Kelley) endbar, On the right is a narrow endbar with the lower section thinned down. I also intend to thin down the topbars...
  4. Equipment/Hardware
    I'm working with a team of woodworkers in Haiti who are learning to make bee equipment for my apiary and eventually for mass production and sale. The frames have proven to be the most difficult, due to limited equipment. I have 2 questions: 1: Can someone give me a link for some good...
  5. Bee Forum
    Two of my over-wintered hives had far more bees than the others. The broodnests contained narrow frames... If it's the result of using 1 1/4" frames it's a remarkable difference.
  6. Equipment/Hardware
    First off let me say that I'm not in any way affiliated with Kelly's. (other than being a customer) I e-mailed them today asking if they'd consider making 1-1/4 wide frames and they said that they would consider it if there was enough positive feedback. I know that many of you cut your frames...
  7. Bee Forum
    I have seen a couple of posts regarding using eleven 1-1/4" frames in a ten frame box. I've read up on it some too and it sounds like a technique that I would like to try. Now, I currently have two hives running two standard ten frames deep brood boxes and I also have a spare ten frame deep...
  8. Bee Forum
    I'm getting ready to assemble my frames for next spring and I was thinking of trimming them down to fit 9 frames into a 8 frame box . Does alot of others do this ? And does it help keep the build up between frames to a minimun? Are there any disadvantages to this ?
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