Making frames is the Zen of beekeeping. If you plan on using a lot of frames, you should consider making them yourself. Although you’ll need to buy a few extra bits of equipment and supplies, you’ll save money in the long-run. The frame making kit includes the hardware and tools you’ll need. Frames and foundations can be purchased separately.
|Wiring board||Easily threads and tensions wire||$84|
|Embedder||Melts wire into foundations using 12v car battery||$59|
|Embedding board||Placed under frame, holds foundations to wire||$5|
|Wire||Stainless steel frame wire, 500g||$27|
|Eyelets||Brass, packet of 500||$12.50|
|Nails||Top, bottom, side and tacks||$10|
|Total||Less package discount||$190|