What Are Some Sizes for Bee Hive Frames?


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There are three basic sizes of bee hive frames: deep, medium, and shallow. They differ in the vertical measurements, but the length and width is generally the same. The measurements will vary slightly depending on the manufacturing company.

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What Are Some Sizes for Bee Hive Frames?
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For one company, the deep frame is 9 5/8 inches. The medium frame is 6 5/8 inches. The shallow frame is 5 11/16 inches.

There are usually eight to ten frames in each bee hive box. Boxes also come in shallow, medium, and deep.

Some bee hive manufacturing companies create each frame with a thin sheet of wax paper and a comb pattern. This pattern encourages the bees to have uniform comb shapes.

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