The vertical wires add support to the wax foundation. This foundation should be used with wedge style frames to allow the hooks to support the wax. It can be pinned but we recommend that you cross wire your frames to allow the wax to lay flat and straight. (If shipping is required, natural beeswax foundation can not be shipped in cold weather)
GROOVED AND WEDGE STYLE FRAMES
Grooved Frames - The top and bottom bars of these frames are grooved to accept plastic foundations that snaps snugly into the frame with no need for cross wiring or support pins.
Assembled Deep (10 pack) $ 21.95 Unassembled Deep (10 pack) $ 14.95
Assembled Medium (10 pack) $ 21.95 Unassembled Medium (10 pack) $ 14.95
Wedge Frames - These have a removable wedge on the top bar, split bottom bars and end bars with holes to accept brass eyelets. They are generally used with pure beeswax foundation that will need extra support within the frame. We recommend horizontal cross wiring to allow the wax to stay flat and straight.
Unassembled Deep (10 pack) $ 15.95 Assembled Deep - 10 Pack (FRAME ONLY) No Wax, eyelets or wire $ 21.95 Assembled Deep - 10 Pack (With eyelets and cross wired, wax NOT included) $55.00 Unassembled Medium (10 pack) $ 15.95 Assembled Medium - 10 Pack (FRAME ONLY) No Wax, eyelets or wire $ 21.95 Assembled Medium - 10 Pack (With eyelets and cross wired, wax NOT included) $52.50
ASSEMBLED GROOVED FRAME WITH BLACK PLASTIC FOUNDATION
Each 10 Pack Deep $ 3.60 $ 36.00 Medium $ 3.40 $ 34.00
These frames come fully assembled. Top and bottom bars are glued and nailed for extra support with plastic foundation installed.
WEDGE STYLE FRAME WITH CROSS WIRED WAX FOUNDATION
Deep (10 Pack) $ 75.00 Medium (10 Pack) $ 72.50
These wax style frames are a natural beeswax alternative for people that don't want plastic in their bee hives and are generally accepted better by the bees. There are brass eyelets in the end bars and 4 horizontal cross wires that are embedded into the wax to allow it to lay straight and flat. There are hooks on the vertical wires in the wax foundation that hold the top of the sheet under the wedge. (If shipping is required the wedge styled frames will be cross wired however, the wax will not be installed to avoid damage to the wax and the natural beeswax foundation can not be shipped in cold weather)
PLASTIC DRONE FRAME
Deeps $ 3.75
Drone Frames are plastic frames that can be used to generate drone production in a queen rearing yard. They can also be used to fight Varroa Mites. When the comb is full of capped drone cells, pull it out, scrape it clean, and put it back in. The bright green color allows for easy identification.