Joseph, I am going to go ahead and reveal my beekeeping ignorance here and ask what a "foundationless frame" is. Does that mean that you just install an empty wooden frame just like the ones that you would ordinarily install a foundation in?I very much enjoy foundationless wooden frames best;
I use don't run shallows, so I can't help you there. I use groved top groved bottom frames when I have my frames made I just snap in the plastic. easy peasey.Honeydreams:
Do you only run plastic in your med and brood chambers? Or do you also run it in your Shallows? If so, where do you get the plastic for your shallows. And lastly, what type of frames do you like to use with the plastic foundation.
I second this. I use the plastic inside the wood so I get the best of both worlds. I dont like the feel of the plastic frames. I do use plastic in my supers because it was easy and they are easy to scrape out.I like wood frames with Plasitc foundation snaps in easy. Also I use black for my deeps can see eggs better and I use yellow to white for my suppers. bees draw it out just fine. and when I need to replace the comb every three years I just scrape it off the foundation and the girls draw it out. when I spin out my frames no blow outs. The bees don't chew holes in the foundation.
thats why I like it.
Also I tried the all plstic frames and they were very unstable they wiggled and bent easy. wood is more solid.