So, I'm spending the winter building some new equipment (beats the doledrums over Christmas break when I'm avoiding half my family). I'll be expanding a little bit next year and am currently planning on starting/converting some hive to all mediums for interchangeability and weight (my wife helps out and a deep is simply too much). I've been considering frame type recently and was looking to get some opinions. Although I don't currently charge for pollination fees I am planning to move my bees around a bit (apples and blueberries) where I can build them up.
Does anyone have experience moving bees with foundationless frames?
How fragile are the new frames in the Spring?
If they can be a problem would wiring them take care of it?
I can always just order foundation, but to be honest I'm not terribly enamored with it and am particularly fond of cut comb. If I go foundationless I would probably build frames with a triangle pointed topbar which wouldn't take foundation. Not sure if I should hedge my bet and make standard frames and just flip the wedge bar for a guide though.
Thanks for the input in advance,
(No I'm not worried about excess drones etc from foundationless frames there's enough people out there doing it that I'm sure I can make that part work out well enough. I'm really just concerned about the above questions unless I've missed something else entirely.)