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  1. #1
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    Default Small cut comb containers

    Does anyone know if these items are available in the U.S.? The tub holds a 5-6 oz. piece of cut comb with a decorative box.

    http://www.beekeeping.co.uk/honey-harvesting/containers

    http://www.beekeeping.co.uk/honey-ha...tainer-sleeves

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Small cut comb containers

    Kelley's carries something close to that.

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    Default Re: Small cut comb containers

    I use 500ml takeaway (to go)containers. the depth is right and present very well for the cost.

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    Default Re: Small cut comb containers

    I think the UK cut comb box is a terrible container for showing off your beautiful comb honey. With opaque bottom, you can't see the comb. Also, the corners are rounded so if you cut the comb to fill the container, the corners get squished when you force the comb into the bottom…or you cut it small, or you trim the corners.

    The US standard cut comb box is 4x4 and holds about 12 oz. The company that makes this box…Pioneer Plastics…is considering making a half size box that would hold about 6 oz. It would be a good container for combs that weren't fully capped to the bottom bar. Call them and put a bug in their ear.
    270-639-9143

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    Default Re: Small cut comb containers

    I have actually used these once before. I can't remember where I got them - door prize I think. You do have to make the cuts a bit smaller because of the round corners and the box is slightly tapered -- the top is a bit larger than the bottom. What I liked about them was the opaque bottom not just to hide visual imperfections but also it's no big deal if they're not 100% drained or if some cells get busted and leak. I don't think liquid honey in the bottom of the 4x4 box looks appealing. Also, I remember getting exactly 10 cuts per shallow frame - easy to cut around parts that don't look good on either side. The other thing I remember with the 4x4s is the covers would get scratched up, even from just stacking them.

    But I do agree, for large cuts that are perfectly capped and perfectly drained, the clear 4x4s look gorgeous.

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