- Mar 4, 2009
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- Gorleston-on-sea, Norfolk
- Hive Type
- Number of Hives
- 3 Commercial hives with National supers, Top Bee Space. + 2 Nucs
yes, , ,did exactlywhat tonybloke did today sat in the garden to make frames....but on my patio table, set it all out, made a cup of tea...came back .corrugated foundation, it have slumped into the slats of the tableToo hot for that foundation sat in the full sun I reckon
No they have wire in, you can see the three points on the edge of the wax.I'ma assuming those frames are honey suppers frames and without wiring them I can't see how you would spin extract them.
Do you use starter strips to get them to draw the empty frames?This year to produce cut comb honey I have slipped in frames with no foundation within Drawn frames and its great to see the bees fill in the frames surprisingly the cells are of different sizes across the frame.
And most importantly to me no re cycled foundation to eat.
Does the top bar have a removeable wedge so the foundation sits on the solid part of the bar and the wedge is nailed thru the expose wire v's? That actually looks stronger than the crimp wired foundation I was using today where I also ran 2 strands of wire side to side one either side of the foundation. Have to admit I gave up with the hammer approach and am now using a pneumatic stapler. Managed to turn out 200 this afternoon, in the basement as it's hot enough outside to liquify foundation if you leave it expose to the sun.
If my girls ever work out how to pull supers I'll try that ! I hate the idea of the foundation in the middle!If it was new frames then yes a starter strip but this was last years cut comb frames just cleaned and scrubbed and put back in. I have to say it looks fantastic I dont think you will get away with a full super as you may get odd shapes but mixed in with drawn frames its all looking good.