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This topic contains 4 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Nolan 2 years, 3 months ago.

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    I got two of these frames from the meetup auction last month as part of a complete hive. I really like this foundationless V-shape style top bar as it’s similar to the shape of the top bars in my Warre hives. I know Kelly Bees sells their own version but it’s a different shape. As I transition out my plastic frames to Foundationless I would like to try these if possible. Does anyone know where these come from?
    Langstroth Foundationless Deep Frame

    • This topic was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  Nolan.

    susan rudnicki

    These are called “Ray’s Special” fromn Pierce Bee Supply in Fullerton. Ray Teurman, one of our members, persuaded a company normally quite conventional, to make frames for us keeping foundationless.



    Thanks Susan! It’s a simply perfect design; as soon as I saw it I knew I needed to find more. Looks like I’m going to the OC!



    You cam adapt your standard frames to be like that. Go to a good lumber yard (not Lowe’s or Home Depot) and ask if they have chamfer strips. Learned Lumber in Hermosa Beach has them in the perfect width to fit a frame. They came in very long pieces but the yard will cut them to size Request them to cut to 16 7/8 inches and they will fit just right. (17 in is too long). Attach to your frames and you ar good to go.



    Haha I know nothing about woodworking, I didn’t know what chamfer strips were until I looked them up. Good deal, I was looking how to make new top bars without investing in special equipment that could slice a finger off. Thanks Dennis!

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