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I'd soon get fed up spacing them by hand with a pencil mark to work from - but, thereagain, I'm not a proper beekeeper like you ...
Surprised he can spare the time for that. :whistle:
 

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That's surprising I've found that the latest Thornes ones are very stiff. I think they have 2 grades as they sent me the ones for their 1st once and I had to cut the ends off to make the fit in my 2nds.
Thanks - I found an earlier purchase to be the stronger variety and so long I had to trim the ends too, though I actually opened up the box joints at either end on some to make them fit more securely. May phone Thornes to see if I can get the thicker version. Or wait for the 2022 Convention? They save a lot of fiddling and have always used them on every box except the Swienty 'foam' jobs of course..
 

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Maisemore's ones are nice and thick, but for better value Simon the Beekeeper. bought a boxful off him a few years ago to replace the flimsy and sharp ones I had from Beehive Bits
Ta muchly.
 
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I'm only 5'11" and not a proper beekeeper so ...
but, thereagain, I'm not a proper beekeeper like you ...
I'm not a proper beekeeper but you are supposed to be a bee farmer ?
I know ... kinder to me not the queen ! I'm just not a proper beekeeper ...
works for me but I'm not a proper beekeeper...
a) I'm not a proper beekeeper
Not bad all round though ... for a not a proper beekeeper ....
But there again ... I'm not a proper beekeeper.
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If it makes you feel any better, I've a few supers with no castellations and frames self spaced, I ran out of castellations in 2018 but needed the supers and I never got around to fitting any. The frames are firm enough to tip the super up on one end (cold way of course ;)) without any issue and same when transporting them home for extraction.
 

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They save a lot of fiddling and have always used them on every box except the Swienty 'foam' jobs of course..
I fitted some into Abelo supers by drilling a small hole squirting polyurethane glue in and pushing in a small "rawl plug" prior and fixing with 25mm stainless screws.
Worked a treat! 😀
 
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Ah that’s good. We need to keep the smaller suppliers going. Well done.
I like Paul at Modern beekeeping. I was chatting to him this week. V helpful. I like the fact that he is honest with his pricing. Everyday good value 52 weeks of the year, none of this high-low pricing, artificially putting prices up in order to promote "half price deals". Agree we need to keep small businesses going, providing they offer a great service and good value.
 

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I fitted some into Abelo supers by drilling a small hole squirting polyurethane glue in and pushing in a small "rawl plug" prior and fixing with 25mm stainless screws.
Worked a treat! 😀
Any images of the finished product? Never had castellations as run all poly but that seems like an interesting idea.
 

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I fitted some into Abelo supers by drilling a small hole squirting polyurethane glue in and pushing in a small "rawl plug" prior and fixing with 25mm stainless screws.
Worked a treat! 😀
My poly supers are Swienty. I’ve cut the runners into castellations. The frames rest on the rebate but that’s not a problem in supers
 
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Never seen that with any of the beekeeping suppliers to be honest.
What about Bee-equipment? I've noticed for instance their Paradise poly hive boxes are a lot more than Modern beekeeping for most of the year, then they'll pick certain products in the range and promote them half price. Means either waiting til they do this & usually it's not the exact one I want, whereas Modern beekeeping, gives a good price / fair price all year round.
 

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