Deep 9 1/8-Inch Langsroth Frame, Grooved Top / Grooved Bottom
HOW IT WORKS: Each frame comes with 4 separate pieces, a top bar, bottom bar, and 2 sidebars that fit together with glue, nails or staples to form the frame. In each frame fits a sheet of the foundation for the bees to build their comb on top of. Each frame is designed to fit inside a deep box in just the right way so it can be easily removed and inspected by the beekeeper.
DEEP / BROOD BOXES: Deep frames are most commonly used inside the deep/ brood boxes where the queen will lay eggs and space the bees will live in over winter. The large surface area of the frame gives the queen more space to lay eggs without having to move from one frame to another.
BEE SPACE: Our frames are designed in a very specific way that works well for the bees and also the beekeeper. There is a gap that bees prefer inside the hive between two sheets of comb and it is called the bee space. When frames are placed in the box and touching each other, they spaced exactly the way the bees want it because of the innovative design of the frames.
ASSEMBLY: These frames are sold unassembled, but can be assembled using typical hand tools everyone has. A hammer, nails, and a good quality wood-glue are all that is needed to assemble the frames securely. Good construction is key so the frames do not fall apart in the hive.
GROOVED TOP/ GROOVED BOTTOM: These frames are designed with a groove in the underside of the top bar and on the upper side of the bottom bar. These two grooves provide a place to snap in a sheet of foundation for the bees to build their comb onto.