These Red copper Eyelets are used to extend the life of your wooden Beehive frames, you insert them into the holes on the side of your Bee Hive frames. This prevents the wire cutting into the wood and also make its much easier to tension the wire correctly.
These make it much easier to look after your valuable bee hive frames that the bees have built out for years of use.
These are made from made of ‘red copper' for durability.
These come in two sizes, 2.3 mm (40 grams) and 2.9 mm (50 grams). We use the 2.9 mm ones for the frames we sell. The 2.3 mm may require glue for for them to sit in the frame holes.
How many frames can I build with 40 grams
Eyelets: 40g (2.3 mm), approximately 500 eyelets.
This will make approximately 83 Full sized frames (Three holes each side) or 125 3/4 Sized Frames (Two Holes Each side)
How to Wire a Beehive Frame with Eyelets
Here is a video where Gary shows you How to Wire a Beehive Frame with Eyelets. Eyelets are great way to save your frames from becoming damaged overtime by the wire digging into the frames.
We also show you how we embed wax foundation sheets into wired up wooden frames.
Installing Eyelets on Bee Frames with Nails
Here is video about using nails to install the 2.9 mm eyelets on Beehive Frames.
We use 19mm nails for this..