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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Boulder County
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    Default New Foundationless Lang Frames

    Hi All,

    We've come up with a foundationless Lang frame for medium supers (6 1/4).
    The frames have a triangle wedge on the top of the frame where the bees
    draw out their comb. No need for wax foundation!

    Check them out Foundationless Frames


    Scroll down to Foundationless Langstroth Frames

    Cheers,
    The BackYardHive Team

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    El Dorado County, CA
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    605

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    i believe foundationless should be less expensive than foundationful. the rest of this post is for folks who don't have more money than they know what to do with.
    if you have a table saw you can run your top bars thru at a 45 degree angle before assembly and get the frames pictured. save the scraps, they make perfect comb guides for 3/8"thick x 1 3/8" wide bars for your top bar hive, just glue and staple them underneath.
    if you don't have a table saw select wedge top bars when you order frames. break off wedge and glue and staple with wedge facing down.
    if you have grooved top bars get popcicle sticks (craft sticks at wally world) and glue them in the groove projecting down.
    p.s. i would not of made this post if this was in the for sale section it's good info just the same.
    all that is gold does not glitter

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    lewisberry, Pa, usa
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    Just came up with that did you? Amazing!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Greenville, TX, USA
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    Let's see. Buy a regular frame, $0.65. Cut bevel on tablesaw, 30 seconds. Put on webpage, 10 minutes. Profit, $3.10 each. OR, go to this webpage and do it yourself....
    http://www.myoldtools.com/Bees/frames/
    OR, I'll sell you all the precut topbars you want for $2.00 each

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    Some people don't have a table saw and don't want to risk using one. But if you are competent with one, cutting your own is the way to go. If you're not and you are just a hobbiest who wants a couple of hives, this is a wonderful opportunity.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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