Our most popular grade. Tight, solid knots, small pitch pockets and small, tight cracks are acceptable for this grade. Imperfections that interfere with the structure and functionality of the box are not accepted. Black knots larger than a quarter dollar are not acceptable. Fingers and rabbet ears must be free of knots. Knots with cracks going all the way through, as long as the knot is solid are acceptable. Small Knots in the hand hold are acceptable, unless in the thin part of hand hold. Black edge knots or planer skips with ½" (1.27 cm) thickness or less can me missing from the top or bottom of the board.
Use 5⅜" Frames and 4¾" Foundation.
What size is right for me?
Did you know the only difference in measurements between 10 frame and 8 frame boxes is the width? 8 frame equipment is narrower than 10 frame, and not always compatible with other 8 frame equipment as dimensions vary slightly by manufacturers. 10 frame equipment offers more space for brood and honey production.
- 6.00 x 17.00 x 21.00 inches
- 28.00 LBS