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Brand New setting up hive !

Posted by cotton002 UT Z-5 (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 15, 06 at 13:01

Hi, I am just starting out on my beekeeping adventure. I wanted to know, as you add supers or a new screened bottom board or any new parts, is there a standard size so parts are interchangeable or is each manufacturer a little different? Thanks for your help. I've enjoyed reading all the posts you are all so knowledgeable.

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RE: Brand New setting up hive !

Most parts are pretty standard in the US. (Though exact dimentions tend to vary just a little bit from manufacturer to manufacturer) Most equipment is standard 10 frame langstroth, though some use 8 frame. Most of the dealers sell standard 10 frame equipment (Walter T Kelly, Dadant, Mann Lake, Simpsons, etc.) If in doubt, ask.


Here is a link that might be useful: Langstroth plans/dimensions

RE: Brand New setting up hive !

  • Posted by ccrb1 z5 IND (My Page) on
    Tue, Mar 21, 06 at 22:47

Not sure about "adding" a screened bottom board. IMO, a SBB is mandatory from day one. If you don't have one, get one.

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