Ok, I’ve learned by now to fit foundation upon wires.
What always bugged me was the wires, while appreciating the strength.
I only use foundation at a time when I want to avoid excessive drone cell building or in a foundationless super of any size to avoid crazy comb.
At a bee meeting today, someone told me of another way to hold the comb in place in a frame. Some sort of wax grip that can be inserted through the little holes on the side of the frame.
I’ll try get a link posted here
Ok, can’t share it or don’t know how to.
You can get them on eBay by searching for
Wax foundation support pins
From Tarzali Honey.
It’s a new invention coming from the US that helps me to put foundation into any frame where I think foundationless wouldn’t work as well. Either to prevent drone brood or put a few foundation frames into a super as guidance for the bees.
I ordered a load today. Just thought of sharing it on the forum because I think it may be useful to some. I had not heard of wax support pins before. Wish I had.