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marcros 

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Is anybody using these?

The reason that I ask- I bought a handful of the frames at auction, but cant quite work out how they go. I thought that I would give them a try.

I only gave ?4 for them, so if they are incomplete, it is no great problem.

I have 6 frame halfs, and 5 section rings (I know that i need to get some more rings) I assume that the foundation runs down the centre of the frame halves, and that 2 dividers face in each direction. What holds the foundation in place? (Is it just langstrough cut comb foundation or special sized?)

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Well you have part of a set.

There should be 16 black lengths which clip together to make the 8 sets of frames which would fit a Langstroth super.

The foundation is as you surmise Cut Comb -- extra thin is best.

My supers for these units were insulated ones and I found on the heather that made a serious difference.

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Well you have part of a set.

There should be 16 black lengths which clip together to make the 8 sets of frames which would fit a Langstroth super.

The foundation is as you surmise Cut Comb -- extra thin is best.

My supers for these units were insulated ones and I found on the heather that made a serious difference.

PH
Cheers Poly Hive. I may adapt something to fit, or more likely, keep them in the cupboard until a few more come up at the right price.

Would it work creating a box and filling it half with these, and half with square sections, or would that be a waste of time?
 

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Hmm. Might. Might not.

The reason they were invented was to get round the reluctance of the bees to fill out the corners of sections.

PH
 

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