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« on: April 06, 2008, 08:44:59 PM »

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     I have been reading the posts about foundationless frames. Could you just use 1/8" or 1/4" hardware cloth glued or tacked in to frames?  What other suggestions or modifications would you make?
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2008, 10:18:00 PM »

Hello,
     I have been reading the posts about foundationless frames. Could you just use 1/8" or 1/4" hardware cloth glued or tacked in to frames?  What other suggestions or modifications would you make?


Jim from Albany and I were just talking about your idea in ventrillo voice chat. I guess it could work, may not, it could be an aceptance issue. It might be worth it to you at least for curiousity sake to experiment with it. Jim said that yrs ago, the available foundation at the time was aluminum, that would fit in between frames just as diff types of foundation do now. That boggles my mind, but he said he's used it and it worked.


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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2008, 11:15:46 PM »

>   I have been reading the posts about foundationless frames. Could you just use 1/8" or 1/4" hardware cloth glued or tacked in to frames?  What other suggestions or modifications would you make?

I don't think it will work at all.  It will discourage them from building comb there as there is wire in their way. They don't care for one wire in the middle that much but they will put up with it.  I don't think they will tolerate a wire every 1/8".  The modification I'd make is to use NO wire at all. That's what I always do.

http://www.bushfarms.com/beesfoundationless.htm
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