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Hi all
Im thinking of moving from nationals to either 14x12 or commercial brood boxes. Are there anybody who has a commercial setup that i could ''play with'' i.e. allow me to do a inspection .
Im in Grays, Essex but im willing to travel a few miles to meet up.:driving:
 

tonybloke 

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3 Commercial hives with National supers, Top Bee Space. + 2 Nucs
Hi all
Im thinking of moving from nationals to either 14x12 or commercial brood boxes. Are there anybody who has a commercial setup that i could ''play with'' i.e. allow me to do a inspection .
Im in Grays, Essex but im willing to travel a few miles to meet up.:driving:
I've got 4 commercial broods in use, they are a doddle to use with a set of hoffman frames. It may be a bit far up the A12, though. if you fancy a day at the sea-side........................ ;)
 

beebreeder 

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Wilts
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Lots
Stick with the nationals, the short lugs on commercials will drive you mad, they did me so I went 14x12 but also run national double brood
 

worrywort 

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Gravesend, Kent, uk
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commercial hives.

Hi all
Im thinking of moving from nationals to either 14x12 or commercial brood boxes. Are there anybody who has a commercial setup that i could ''play with'' i.e. allow me to do a inspection .
Im in Grays, Essex but im willing to travel a few miles to meet up.:driving:
Would you like to borrow a couple of commercial hives.
They have frames but no foundation.

I live in Gravesend, Kent.
 

UK_Night_Owl 

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Salisbury
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langstroth
You'll not go far wrong with commercials, they have plenty of brood space, and can be used with national bits and pieces: floors, excluders, crown boards, feeders and such like.

When I used to live in Essex, between Southend and Chelmsford, I used to run about 12 commercials.
 

dpearce4 

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a few more than last year but still not enough
old thread didn't realise when posting. doh.
 

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