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Does or has anyone used e z frames, where the frame and foundation is all 1 piece? I am seriously considering going to all supers. Maybe a deep for brood on bottom, but those deeps at 75 to 90 lbs about shoulder high are tough for an old man to handle. The all in one frame is really not more expensive for a small hobbist like myself. Thanks in advance.
 

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No I never have used them, I am still a wood frame and wax man myself.

If the weight is an issue, most are going to eight frame mediums just for that reason.
 

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I have some, but acquired them from other beekeepers. I don't so much like all the little recesses where the small hive beetle can lurk. As long as you keep deeps at the bottom of the stack these typically only get moved twice a year (at least by me) via reversing hive bodies. At the bottom of the stack they also should contain primarily brood which is much lighter than honey.

IMHO straight mediums, straight shallows or 8 frame equipment are all good choices if you desire to take some of the grunt out of beekeeping.
 

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Does or has anyone used e z frames, where the frame and foundation is all 1 piece? I am seriously considering going to all supers. Maybe a deep for brood on bottom, but those deeps at 75 to 90 lbs about shoulder high are tough for an old man to handle. The all in one frame is really not more expensive for a small hobbist like myself. Thanks in advance.
I'm an OLD dude also and have the same problem with the weight of a super at anything above waist level.
SO, I bought one Horizontal Hive and populated that. I already like this hive much, much better than the vertical hives.
And, this H/H is well insulated with wool in the frame cavities with 1/2" plywood on both inside and outside of the hive.
You remove the top and all frames are snug together so not much of a problem of bees flying around until you pull a frame.
And one full frame of honey should be around 8 to 10 pounds - much easier on this old man!!!
 

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I use the one piece plasticell frames, buy the wax coated, my bees have accepted them ok. I also use some wooden frames, mediums, for honeycomb - I string a little fishing line in and do foundationless. Bees work whatever I give them as long as there is a flow or syrup
 
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