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    Default Anyone know about these old 1/2" thick plastic frames?

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    A friend was cleaning out some beekeeping stuff from the 80's and gave me a box of these frames. They are a constant 1/2" thick even at the top and bottom bars. It looks as if there is some sort of spacer that would go in the hole. Without the spacer there would be zero room between the frames. I'm thinking of rigging up a spacer (perhaps a dowel), putting some wax on them and giving them to a strong hive. It would be interesting to know what the history of this type of frame is. There is no brand name on them. My wild guess is that they worked OK but were too expensive to be a practical choice for commercial beekeepers so the company stopped manufacturing.

    Hoskee
    Grandfather's first hive 1936. Dad's first hive 1940.
    My first hive 1976. My daughter's first hive 2008.

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    Default Re: Anyone know about these old 1/2" thick plastic frames?

    The end bars are different, but other than that, they look exactly like PermaComb.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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