AdamD wrote: ↑
13 Nov 2019, 16:28
Yep, I can see the old frame - and you are using DN5's for the rest with a wider top bar.
In theory the wider top bar reduces brace comb being build between them - however I've never really see any difference between them and DN4's. The wider top bar also means that the ones at the side tend to get stuck to the side of the hive - as yours is.
Did you chose the DN5's - and do you notice any difference compared to DN4's?
(Unless you have 14 x 12's which always have the wider top bars)?
Good spot Adam, I am using DN5s. I picked them mainly from what I found on Dave Cushman's website. Apparently DN4 attract brace comb and DN5 are recommended so I went for them. Same reason I went for SN4. That's it really.
All brood frames I bought are DN5, for all my hives - although I don't know what the frames I inherited are (there are 6 from the nuc I was gifted). It's possible I am using two types of frame here. Would 9 x DN5s and then a DN4 at each end help with the end frames being stuck to the sides?
If I get another hive I may try DN4s. Would be interesting to see what everybody here on the forums uses and if those frame designations are any different to when they first started.