Re: How to manage frames properly when dealing with the hive?
Are you asking about handling frames when harvestingf honey or when looking for a queen or doing a simple inspection for disease identification or colony strength assessment?
When I work hives I stand frames on end on the ground leaning against the hive. If I am concerned about the queen bveing on the frames or simply don't want bees on the ground I shake the bees off the comb before I stand it on end next to the hive.
Mark Berninghausen "To float, upheld, as salt water would hold you, once you dared." Denise Levertov, poet