I’m planning on doing a cut-out from a compost bin. The bees have been there for a couple of months. I’m expecting to find some beautiful sheets of comb. I started looking for some garden tie to use to tie the comb to empty frames. Then I thought I’ll go & buy some elastic bands. Then I remembered that I don’t have one empty frame anywhere. They’re all brand new & wired up ready for foundation.
It occurred to me that the wire would support the comb, if I trapped it between 2 frames. So I plan to trap the comb between two frames before taping the side bars together with masking tape. I’ll put some cardboard across the bottom bars, if needed. I’ll be able to trap the 5 best combs between 10 frames that will fit in a 10 frame brood box.
It’s a 1/2 hr. drive. So I want to do it in one trip this afternoon between showers. I’ll do it under cover away from the compost bin position. Then after the frames are all set up in the brood box I’ll move it to where the bin used to sit to collect all the bees looking for their home, then come home just on dark. I’ll try & get some photos.