A few weeks ago I took a honey frame from a colony and put it in the freezer to give it back to them at a later time. This was a foundationless frame. It appears the comb contracted as the comb completely separated from the frame. Yesterday I decided to wire the comb to a frame to give it back to the colony. However, the comb became softer than usual after thawing. Hanging this up on a frame was very messy. I had to use a smaller frame to make this happen.
I've read of people freezing honey frames so I figured there wasn't anything special to freezing and thawing. However, having done this once it seems this may not be a great idea if you are using foundationless frames. Thoughts?