TINPLATE ADAPTOR JOINTERS
PLEASE NOTE! These items are manufactured from recycled tinplate
and as such may not look very pretty, but we are sure that your bees
will not mind. Whilst no great amount of natural resources will be
saved by this small token of conservation, the principle, we feel, is
WHAT WILL THEY DO?
They are intended for use in adding adaptor portions to existing frames.
Examples:- converting shallow brood frames to deep or converting
standard brood frames for use in 14" x 12" brood chambers.
They also prove very useful in repairing frames both on the bench and
for some of those 'in the field' emergencies.
Use 3/4" (19mm) gimp pins or any similar nail that has a flat
scrape all parts to remove propolis before performing the jointing
operation (the bees will re-propolise the finished joint adding to
it's strength) When pushing the gimp pins in it will be necessary to
rest the side bars against something solid. With a little experience
it is possible to perform this operation on frames containing brood
using the rim of a brood box as a temporary workbench.
Adaptor frames are available 3" deep (75mm) to convert shallow
brood frames for use in a standard brood chamber. Or, 3 1/2"
deep to enable standard 8 1/2" brood frames to be brought into
service in a 14" x 12" brood chamber or as a means of
transferring bees and brood from a standard brood to 14" x 12".
Suitable adaptor frames are available from APEX Enterprises
Please consult our pricelist for details