My Frankenstein plastic frame
So in the beginning/ last month when I ordered equipment I bought some plastic frames.
I got them but when It was time for me to install the swarm I had I went with a different design, 12â€ deep foundationless frames. It was an ordeal, I made them myself and the bees are busy drawing comb, I must add after I had to tie the comb on with string to get them to go the right way, I havenâ€™t looked since Monday so for all I know it will be one big mass when I get there Saturday, But I digress.
I needed some frames and I wanted to still go with the foundationless and at this time I have no interest in building them, at least not tonight.
So I kept thinking, why doesnâ€™t the plastic frame manufactures make foundationless plastic frames?
Then I had this idea, I will take my plastic frames and cut out the plastic foundation to leave a strip all the way around and then wire it through the middle for support.
So this is what I did, I like it, the plastic foundation was warped to one side anyway and from what I have read I knew it was going to cause me some problems.
So here is the frame with the original one behind it.
It is homage to Michael Bush and his deep foundationless frame on his site.
I hope itâ€™s ok to say this.http://www.geocities.com/clayincal/plastic_frame.jpg