Hello commercial beekeepers,
I currently have 10 hives (Knock on wood) so assuming they make it through this vicious winter I plan on splitting them all at least once to make 20 plus hives. I am trying to think in all things beekeeping from a business rather than hobby standpoint in terms of costs and time utilization. So my question is for all the commerical guys out there, when it is time to replace comb be it in the supers or in the brood nest, do you clean and reuse frames, or just burn them and buy new? It seems that the time to make all new frames and slap in a foundation (especially the plastic kind) is quicker than trying to clean the frames, and when you buy them in bulk they are much cheaper. What do you think?