Re: Here's a crazy idea to save on foundation cost?!?
Someone mentioned that wax costs $16.00 a lb in honey for the bees to make.
How much wax do they avoid making just because they started it on foundation? Don't they still make all the wax that forms the comb?
How many sheets of foundation are there in a lb? Foundation is far from free in the first place.
To me it seems frames are expensive either in cost or in labor no matter what you do. Sometimes it is a matter of what you can afford. Time/ labor, or money.
My great grandfather kept bees for nearly 100 years and never heard of foundation. It would be nice to know more about how he did it.
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