The size and thickness of the panel bearers is not important
providing that construction is firm and stable and the panels overhang
the bearers on both sides so that the wired frame has all its wire in
contact with the wax.
Table of dimensions... These are in millimetres (mm) and
enable the embedding board to be made
for use with various frame types.
This table will have other frame types added when time allows.
|Frame Description||" B "||" G "||" S "||" T "||" W "
|British standard (Deep & Shallow)||55||19||114||18||337|
|B.S. Commercial (Deep & Shallow)||83||19||126||18||387|
|US Langstroth (Brood & Shallow)||58||19||120||18||428|
|US Langstroth (Deep & Medium)||29||19||150||18||428|
|Langstroth Jumbo & MD (Brood & Dadant depth)||98||19||142||18||428|
|NZ Langstroth (Deep & Medium)||31||19||150||18||429|
Panel "A" is of a suitable size... Such that a shallow
frame will fit around it with no more than a slight clearance for
Panel "B" and the gap "G" allow brood frames to encompass
the two panels, if a wire falls at the point where the gap is...
the foundation requires backing up using a strip of wood 18mm x 18mm
x "W" Dimension which can be put in the gap when dealing with deep
The embedding board is called a wiring board by some, but
this term should be really be reserved for the device used to
pre-wire sheets of foundation.
By having the panels larger than the base then hoffman type
framesides are accommodated easily as the wings sink past the bearer
There is an illustration of an embeddingboard in use on the
Frame Wiring page.
Written... February/March 2001
Revised... 21/22 January 2002