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Offline Intheswamp

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Regular wedge frames for removal...install wedge or not.
« on: September 11, 2012, 10:37:04 AM »
Getting ready to do the removal at the old dairy farm and thinking about the frames for the brood and have a (probably) trivial question.  I use wedge top frames so should I install the wedges and turn them as you would for foundationless frames.  Or, just leave the wedges off and center the comb up the best I can and let the bees attach to the solid top bar?

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Re: Regular wedge frames for removal...install wedge or not.
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2012, 11:10:56 AM »
I would use the wedge. If anything happens to the frame (SHB for example) you can just cut out the comb and use the frame as is.

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Re: Regular wedge frames for removal...install wedge or not.
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2012, 12:09:42 PM »
Roger that, Scott.  I was doing an inventory and looks like I need to knock together a couple more supers of frames...just finished painting the rest of my supers a couple of weeks ago so I'm good to go on boxes...just gotta get a few more frames together.  Would you glue the wedge in (permanent foundationless) or just nail it in? 

This week hasn't gone smoothly so far...I'm getting a little anxious on getting things together for the cut-out Saturday.  :-\  It'll all work out, though. ;)

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Re: Regular wedge frames for removal...install wedge or not.
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2012, 12:12:10 PM »
I just staple them in. I've had a few failures but not enough to worry about.

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Re: Regular wedge frames for removal...install wedge or not.
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2012, 10:08:05 PM »
I would turn them 90 degrees and nail them back in so there is a guide for any future time that there is one needed...
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Re: Regular wedge frames for removal...install wedge or not.
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2012, 11:45:07 PM »
I cut mine out and then cut the combs so they will sit on the bottom bar and go all the way up to the cut out on the top bar. A little "smush" at the top bar and it will not fall out the other side. Save the wedge for future use.

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Re: Regular wedge frames for removal...install wedge or not.
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2012, 10:00:54 AM »
Well, I ended up turning them 90-degrees and nailing them in.  I think that might have been what Scott was figuring on.   But, George, I kinda like your idea of things, too. 

I made up two supers worth (16) of medium frames.  Enough???  :?

The rubberbands that I've got....their something like 3-1/4" x 1/4".  Is the 1/4" width ok or do I need thinner ones?

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