When I ran out of brood frames I replaced one with a shallow frame with foundation and they built their own comb on the bottom of it. Comb is solid and well used. I just put medium frames in a nuc for brood and think they will do the same. May disrupt the brood pattern but right now have no deep foundation left nor deep frames that I feel comfortable using until I get an answer on what killed the hive they came out of, even though I've cleaned them. But this is different from what you're doing.
Sounds like Ross has done this and it worked ok. Anyone ever tried foundationless frames for brood?
Last edited by gingerbee; 05-13-2008 at 09:57 PM.
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