Re: Move to foundationless?
One trick you can do is cut your RC foundation in half and install just half a sheet in the middle (thereby allowing you natural comb on the sides). This not only adds rigidity for extraction, but gives them a vertical structure for brood nest almost immediately while allowing them natural cell on the outsides as well as cut comb (just cut out the sides). Best of both worlds and save$ on foundation costs. A great tip learned from Laurie.
Zone 8a - Elev.~ 1,100 ft. Sandy, OR.
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