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Beekeeping – 20 Foundationless Deep Frames - $25 (Spring Creek)

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condition: new
make / manufacturer: Walter T. Kelley
model name / number: Foundationless frames
20 Foundationless Frames - Deep 9 1/8-inch
(Plus a bag of brass eyelets for wiring and eyelet tool)

These frames are designed to be used without any foundation, instead of allowing the bees to build their own foundation. Each frame includes 1 top bar, 1 bottom bar, 2 sidebars, and the wedge strip which is turned vertically and attached to the top as a starter strip. When assembled, the bees build their comb inside the frame using the starter strip as a guide. The full-length starter strip is essential in guiding the bees to build a straight sheet of comb inside the frame and reducing any crooked comb.

A solid bottom bar helps:

• Beekeepers who keep bees in small hive beetle-prone areas. The solid bottom bar reduces the number of spaces available for beetles to hide.
• Allow bees to build their own comb which is good for harvesting comb or chunk honey, ensuring your comb and honey are completely pure.
• Allow the bees to build their comb more naturally. The naturally built comb is often built in a variety of cell sizes according to the bee's particular needs when building the comb. The size of the cells can range from 4.7mm up to 5.6mm.

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