Our Superframes are the finest, strongest, and most durable frames in the world. Every joint is both stapled and glued with an extra staple at each end under the top bar. We assemble each frame by hand and stand behind every one that goes out of here. We only use beeswax coated foundation made in America plastic. Take them out of the box and put them on your hives. Assembled 6 1/4" Black Superframe. Sold individually.
Note: 30-50 frames must be shipped at the 45 lb. dimensional rate. shipping will be adjusted and customer will be contacted with new shipping total for approval.
These black superframes are great. I love them because you cant miss seeing eggs on the foundation. They are durable. The bees draw it readily. They never blow out when you spin them. They do not have many places for SHB to hide out. Theyre a little pricey, but worth it.
- dennis, TX
Pro and con
These were fantastic, well drawn out when I used them in Maryland. But when I moved to Connecticut in 2014, the same type frames were poorly drawn. Not sure what the difference was. My Maryland bees were local and Georgia southerners; my Connecticut bees were from California, theyre more persnickety about waxcoated black plastic I guess.
- Helen Loughrey, CT
Love the plastic wood mix-it is perfect
Not sure why some folks have trouble with the black plastic, but Ive used nothing but these frames since I started keeping. I am switching to white superframes, but only because I sometimes leave one in the sun for too long, and the white doesnt heat up and melt the wax off them as bad. But my bees have no trouble building them out. I see little comb where it doesnt belong.
- dennis GRAY, TX
Black Plastic didnt work for me.
My old wooden frames and comb were showing their age. I decided to replace them with 60 new wooden frames with black plastic foundation. I put all of the frames into 6 supers on 6 hives in early spring. Only 4 frames were drawn out of 60. The bees built comb sideways and between them. They avoided the black plastic foundation as much as possible. I wont order them again.
- GARY STOCKTON, TX
Best of both Worlds...Wood bound plastic super frame
Out of Necessity I decided plastic frames would be best for my budget and time managment. After two years and 12 hives of experience of buying what a specific vendor has on hand at the exact time of my need I stumbled on wood bound frames for my medium supers. As it turned out...my second year honey harvest consisted of about 14 medium supers. About 8 were all plastic and from year one so mostly if not completely drawn out. Four supers had new all plastic frames and two were new wood bound plastic frames I bought because I was in a pinch. During the harvest I noticed each wood bound frame was pulled out 100% and full of honey making it very easy for my uncles uncapping machine to nicely remove the cappings. The new all plastic frames were poorly drawn out and quite shallow making it difficult for the uncapper basically resulting in uncapping by hand for every new all plastic frame.
Year three I purchased sixty more medium frames of wood bound plastic...almost everyone was drawn out perfectly..even better than the all plastic frames that had been previously pulled out.
In my limited two year study I found that bees will work plastic but not all plastic is created equal. Seems the wood surrounding the plastic is much more attractive to a bee than an unnatural man made product. In fact the wood bound medium super frames out performed my uncles standard frames he has used for years.
Ease of use and excellent performance has convinced me in my short time as a beekeeper that wood bound frames is a superior product.
Of note...I used American food grade plastic in all my frames.
- Jerry Hinton, OH
Plastic your Bees Wont Resent!
Food Grade, Made in America, and with a spray of 1:1, the bees draw it out readily. The black is great for seeing eggs and brood