I am preparing frames for delivery of packages next week. I am securing the wax foundation with bobby pins. Do I really need to utilixe every set of holes. My fingers are really starting to hurt and gettin a little tedious lol.
I'm only starting my second year too, but I guess our climate is about a month ahead of yours, so I've already been in through my hives a couple of times. I ordered 100 of the plastic pins that Mann Lake has. I will be using them. I think they were $9.something per 100. They are probably not as cheap as bobby pins. I got my wife to pick up the bobby pins last year so I don't know how much they cost. I only put 4 on a deep frame. Two on each side.
I will probably swap over to using bamboo skewers that I read about on here.
Last year was my first year, and admittedly, wiring frames was my least favorite part of the process. However, now that I've settled into my routine of how to do it and getting it done...It really hasn't been bad!
Bobby pins work for brood frames if your not going to ever extract from the deeps. I wire mine with the two middle holes only, some beeks use the top and bottom holes on each side bars to make an X for support, either way you can extract honey from them if you use wire.
ok, thanks for the tips and suggestions all. I think I will stick to bobby pins and just use less of them. I was utilizing all 8 holes and that just got to be a real pain. I'll try using 4 per frame from now on. thanks again folks!
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