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I was looking at some videos on Brushy Mountain's website. One was using these plastic support rods instead of wires to stabilize the wax foundation. These are color coded in the yearly queen colors so you can tell how old your comb is each year. Have any of you used these? Would they be an alternative to wire? They certainly would be much less work than stringing wire, crimping and embedding!
 

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I've started to use foundationless this spring so not much to go on.
What I did (found it here) was to glue bamboo squres (sp) from top to bottom, in the deep frames, evenly spaced two per. Only took seconds for each frame.
You can get them cheep, $1 for 100, just cut them to length and glue them in the top and bottom groove, make sure you use some sort of starter strip for the bees to attach comb to.
From what's been said you won't need them in medium and small frames.
With the bamboo the bees cover them up with comb so you can't see them, not sure if you'll be able to see the plastic ones.
I write the year I made the frames with a magic marker on top of the frame.
It's worked for me, hope it helps....good luck.
 
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