Re: The Last Beekeeper
Now, Randy Oliver isn't a large commercial beekeeper, but I believe that he changes out half of his, combs every year. But he sells them. he doesn't really get rid of them in the way you might have been asking about.
Unless I fed the bees to get them to draw foundation, I don't know if I could get more than 2 frames per year out of my brood boxes. And probably in the spring.
One could use the brood combs for honey production and then melt them down after extracting. But then one would still have the problem of replacing them w/ newly drawn comb.
Mark Berninghausen "To float, upheld, as salt water would hold you, once you dared." Denise Levertov, poet