How does one go about tearing up the wood frame rest? This is a serious question; not trying to be a wiseacre! I started working with bees in 1958-59 and last year was the first time I ever used metal frame rests, because my son bought a bunch of used supers with them. We quickly relegated those to the never-use pile and just sold them all a couple weeks ago. Biggest PIA I've ever seen! Can't move frames around and there's always one frame sticking up when you put the lid back on. Best feature is the superior hiding place for SHB. Never again!
I pulled all the frame rests out of all my used supers. The only ones I ever put in where the spacers (breif experiment) and the "L" shaped ones that Kelley provided with the deeps I got back in the 70's. Those were required to get the right spacing between the boxes, but they leave another wonderful place for SHBs...
I haven't found and SHBs, but have found yellow jackets! The spacers are going by-by as I rotate boxes. Get or make a spacing tool. I have seen nails and screws extending from frames for spacing, looked like a lot trouble.
Just my 2 cents worth.
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