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  1. #1
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    Default How Much Does 3 3/4" Cut-comb Weigh?

    Hello, I will be producing cut-comb soon and plan on using the Economy Cut-comb clamshell boxes seen here:

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    The size of these squares are 3 3/4". Does anyone who produce comb with these, know an approx weight of a 3 3/4" comb square?

    The supplier doesn't know either.

    Thanks in advance.
    "Tart words make no friends; a spoonful or honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar." - Benjamin Franklin

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    Default Re: How Much Does 3 3/4" Cut-comb Weigh?

    Place about 20 of them on a scale of any kind, and divide by 20, That would give you an average.

    I would think it could vary widely, depending on how far they drew out the comb. If you want to make some very thick comb honey, use 8 frames in a 10 frame setup. If you want thin comb, place 10 frames in 10 frame equipment.

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    Default Re: How Much Does 3 3/4" Cut-comb Weigh?

    I use these as well. Is is generally between 12 and 15 ounces. 12 ounce would be just the width if the frame. 15 ounce if it is a good bit thicker than the frame.

    I also don't cut mine square. I cut from a shallow frame and just cut for width to fit the box. Don't forget to freeze for at least 2 days after harvesting. I cut, box, and then freeze, all within about 15 minutes.
    Last edited by millerwb; 06-28-2012 at 01:12 PM. Reason: add info

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    Default Re: How Much Does 3 3/4" Cut-comb Weigh?

    Quote Originally Posted by millerwb View Post
    I use these as well. Is is generally between 12 and 15 ounces. 12 ounce would be just the width if the frame. 15 ounce if it is a good bit thicker than the frame.
    Thanks millerwb, this is very helpful. Michigan Food Law requires the weight of honey on labels so this estimate is very is good to know.
    "Tart words make no friends; a spoonful or honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar." - Benjamin Franklin

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    Default Re: How Much Does 3 3/4" Cut-comb Weigh?

    I list mine as 12 oz. They are all at least that weight. Since I have to list a weight, I use that.

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    Default Re: How Much Does 3 3/4" Cut-comb Weigh?

    From info ive seen they generally weigh between 12-16oz depending on how thick the comb... (ie 9 frames in a 10 frame box)

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