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OK I saw a new (at least to me) concept for cut comb mini frames from JC's Bees on Youtube yesterday, and I found a link below also showing the idea

https://ecobeeboxhives.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/56e3c-1956952_10201975285757514_864109678_o.jpg

Since I had a ton of orders last year for cut comb (which actually totally surprised me), I spent a lot of time literally "cutting comb" from frames and trying to make sure it fits into the boxes and weighs the appropriate amount every time. Have any of you guys used this kind of thing before? Quite a bit of hardware considering all the new "mini frames", but if I can just cut the edges and drop them into boxes, sounds great. Plus, with smaller frames, no need for any fishing line across the frames for strength, they can be 100% drawn comb. I always use foundation-less for cut comb.
 

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Great way to stock your mini nucs. Half for mini and frames for the rest to adjust for lengths.

Have to add to my ; why didn't I think of that pile.
 

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This system saves the cutting and dripping.
https://www.kelleybees.com/hive-components.html#/filter:hierarchy:Hive$2520Components$253EComb$2520Honey$2520Production$253EBasswood$2520Section$2520Honey
 

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This system saves the cutting and dripping.
https://www.kelleybees.com/hive-components.html#/filter:hierarchy:Hive$2520Components$253EComb$2520Honey$2520Production$253EBasswood$2520Section$2520Honey
Looks a bit like one of those "cartridge" designs... When you pull the sections, do you just give away the basswood "frames" with each section of comb when you sell? Cutting them away from the wood may be a big challenge without any damage, and they are even stating to add foundation into each one, so there is a bit of work up front too... If the basswood frames are consumables, it seems like a pricey proposition. Thanks for sharing the content though!
 

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Hello again. After doing a bit more research here, I found that user "Boris" developed what he called the "Romanov" frame system with dividers, so you can use essentially "normal" shallow supers, with a few added dividers, and some homemade thin wood frames. Certainly more work for the beek to create these, and probably not quite the polished result that can be had with either the Ross rounds or the cartridge solutions, but seems more likely for the bees to be happy than the mason jars, better ventilation than mason jars that might take forever to dry, and no out-of-pocket cost for specialized equipment. This looks like just the thing to try, and I love the idea that one of our members developed it and distributed the plans for free. Awesome!
 
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