Re: Foundation-Less Frame?
If I want the comb to actually be in the fraems the stick are necessary. from what I can tell the width of the fraems is not quite right for my bees. they may get the first one started in the right place. but each additional frame is a little more and more off. until they have a comb attached to two separate frames at some point. they will cross the comb from one frame to another also. it seems to me the bees want to build comb in an arc. fraems serve to keep them building them straight. I will add frames with no sticks between two drawn frames and not have much of an issue. sometimes they start a bit off center but the comb is still within the frame this can cause some alignment problems for removing frames later. The sticks serve to keep the comb to within 1/16th of an inch of where I want it.
Everything gets darker, as it goes to where there is less light. Darrel Tank (5PM drawing instructor)