Making foundationless frames
You can cut a triangle off of the corner of a ¾ board and have a triangle that on its broad side is 1 1/16. This can be nailed and glued to the bottom of a top bar to make a peak that the bees will attach to. Rubbing some bees wax on can help, I haven't botherd. Once youve made these frames you wont need to put starter strips or foundation in them. Or you can just cut a 45 on each side of a top bar before you put the frame together.
Also you can put empty frames with no guides between drawn combs and you can put frames with a top row of cells left on the top bar in anywhere you'd put a frame of foundation.
How much time do you spend putting in foundation, wiring it, tearing it out because it sagged and crumpled or fell out of the frame?
I don't do much of that lately. I mostly use foundationless instead.
And that's not even taking into account the cost of foundation, let alone small cell foundation.
It saves me a lot of work.
Yes, I extract them. I can also use them for cut comb.