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  1. #1
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    Default Another disadvantage with Foundationless

    I was moving around supers in my cold extracting room (California cold), and several foundationless combs broke with the slightest of bumps. Luckily I approach these new fads with great caution and only have a few foundationless cut comb leftovers.



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    Default Re: Another disadvantage with Foundationless

    Maybe I'm just lucky, but none of mine have broken, not even after being in the freezer. I also string my frames with monofilament.
    Ray--1 year, 7 hives, TF

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    Default Re: Another disadvantage with Foundationless

    Quote Originally Posted by rhaldridge View Post
    I also string my frames with monofilament.
    There's your winning point.

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    Default Re: Another disadvantage with Foundationless

    I have had that happen right out of the hives while the comb was full of honey and covered in bees. As for this one. A little melted wax on the seams and it will be right as rain. I have actually re attached comb on a top bar that way once.
    Stand for what you believe, even if you stand alone.

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    Default Re: Another disadvantage with Foundationless

    Quote Originally Posted by westernbeekeeper View Post
    There's your winning point.
    Love the mono-filament, used it on wax foundation before switching to plastic.

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    Default Re: Another disadvantage with Foundationless

    Quote Originally Posted by burns375 View Post
    Love the mono-filament, used it on wax foundation before switching to plastic.
    What is mono-filament, where do I get it and how to use it?
    Lawrence Heafner
    15 hives; 15 years; TF for 10; Zone 7B

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Another disadvantage with Foundationless

    Fishing line. How are others fastening it. Stapling lets some loose.

    Starting separate thread.
    Last edited by Saltybee; 12-22-2013 at 07:10 AM.
    4 yrs, Peak 14, back to zip, T lite; godfather to brother's 3.

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    Default Re: Another disadvantage with Foundationless

    monofilament is fishing line, if I am not mistaken 10# is what people use. It is strung on the frames much the same as wire although I have seen it used in an x pattern as well. I have tried monofilament a few years ago but I still prefer wire.
    Bill...in Southeast Ohio

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    Default Re: Another disadvantage with Foundationless

    Quote Originally Posted by burns375 View Post
    Love the mono-filament, used it on wax foundation before switching to plastic.

    why did you switch?

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