Many of the Horticulture Department empaneled bee box & colony suppliers providing the subsidy boxes which contains brood frames of two sizes.
- Standard frames , as per ISI specifications
- Small frames with colonies (not ISI standard)
Due to the size difference of frames in brood chamber, bee keepers are facing a fundamental problem in shifting one brood frame to other position in same box or other. Shifting of frames is necessary in bee keeping work. Also the small size frames are made from poor quality woods and has less life.
It is necessary that supply of the bee boxes with one standard size frames(ISI). It will ease the work of a bee keeper. Unfortunately, supply of different size frames is happening in field.