Wired for action

The BeeHolder, Summer 2014

Instead of buying pre-wired foundation, you can ‘pre-wire’ the frame. Three widths of fishing line, 0.45mm or 9Kg breaking strain, is a reasonable size, but it can be smaller or larger.

A strung frame

This technique makes the comb more secure in the frame and it can be held horizontally, (still over the brood box) with more confidence. When you clean the frame, cut out the line and put in more, clean line. Cheap and very effective. Check Dave Cushman’s web site for more details.

Courtesy Bournemouth and Dorset South BKA & eBees. Photo Joy Wilkins.