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Old 03-03-2013, 08:40 PM   #31
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Regular lang.whatist. Means can easily run to the store to buy new supers, or to try comb honey boxes ....
Everything is in pieces (cheaper) but all standard size.

Being able to change boxes between hives is important as one will be stronger than the other and might need more supers. Or you might need to swap put a bottom board to repaint it, fix it and it is easy if everything is the same!

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Old 03-04-2013, 07:26 AM   #32
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I use the regular ones with 11 frames. Buy them second hand and restore them. easy to swap parts, honey supers and frames between them





Also i have a few 6 frame boxes ad hand for catching swarms or split and start up new hives. They look like this ( picture taken by a nearby beekeeper)

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Old 03-04-2013, 07:48 AM   #33
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Jealous guy here.

True story: I had the space and everything to do it. Got a bunch of obscure and neat/rare books on beekeeping and read up for 6 months. Around this time I see an ad that some widow is GIVING AWAY her husbands beekeeping equipment, local pick up only, right around the corner from me. I call them up and its legit, a 10 or 12 hive full blown set up, probably worth $1000+ IIRC. She didn't care about the money, and really just wanted someone who was interested to enjoy, and to drop off a jar of honey every year so she could remember her husband's hobby. Also around this time, I had just started seeing this girl a month or two prior to all this. On the day I am going out to get the hives, I tell her casually what I am about to do. There is a silence over the phone, and then she tells me that she has had three anaphylactic reactions to bee stings, the first requiring an ER visit, and the other two with an epi-pen. Her throat closes in about 2 minutes.

10 years later, we are married with kids. No bees.

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Old 03-04-2013, 02:13 PM   #34
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Jealous guy here.

True story: I had the space and everything to do it. Got a bunch of obscure and neat/rare books on beekeeping and read up for 6 months. Around this time I see an ad that some widow is GIVING AWAY her husbands beekeeping equipment, local pick up only, right around the corner from me. I call them up and its legit, a 10 or 12 hive full blown set up, probably worth $1000+ IIRC. She didn't care about the money, and really just wanted someone who was interested to enjoy, and to drop off a jar of honey every year so she could remember her husband's hobby. Also around this time, I had just started seeing this girl a month or two prior to all this. On the day I am going out to get the hives, I tell her casually what I am about to do. There is a silence over the phone, and then she tells me that she has had three anaphylactic reactions to bee stings, the first requiring an ER visit, and the other two with an epi-pen. Her throat closes in about 2 minutes.

10 years later, we are married with kids. No bees.
So you're saying the next time this deal comes along you are getting a divorce?
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