Re: The Miracle of Going Foundationless!
Bees have not been building comb for human's purposes. Frames, foundation, wires, and such help humans deal w/ problems found when extracting combs w/out those things. At one time those things were considered improvements and allowed liquid honey to become the primary product of bee hives managed by humans. It also allowed the reuse of combs.
Originally Posted by tommyt
It was considered an improvement and was part of the foundation of modern beekeeping laid down in the mid and late 19th century.
If you find a way better suited to your way of doing things, go for it.
ps: I thought it was that bees had to consume 8 lbs of honey to produce a pound of wax. Is there a definitive answer? Does the amount change w/ variables in the environment?
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