Foundationless frames

lovely post and thank you for sharing

Beekeeping afloat

As spring has started early this year in London I decided I should pull my finger out and get some frames ready for the not too far away swarm control and some comb change.

I make my own frames and as a result of my foundationless beekeeping only need to make simple frames and glad to say all from recycled timber.

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You can see my top rail has a shallow saw cut and this is for the wax starter strip, I use starter strips as I have a few packs of foundation to be used up. Some people prefer a triangular section of timber with wax rubbed along the point. I will perhaps adopt this method when I finish my spare (obsolete) foundation.

I drill two holes through the sidebar for the wire and prefer to have a slightly larger gap at the top as at the bottom, I do…

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