Can I bring beehive frame spacers with me to the USA as hold luggage?

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And on the flights to the USA, are these not allowed as carry on baggage?

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    @StrongBad I believe these are elements placed inside artificial bee hives to keep the frames that contain the honeycombs evenly spaced and upright at all times. Without these, the frames might move and trap some bees or keep some combs inaccessible by the bees.
    – Nzall
    Jun 26, 2017 at 20:55
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    Why do you want them in your hand luggage? Are you anticipating bees aboard the plane? Jun 27, 2017 at 5:42
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    Your question "Can I bring this with me to the USA? As hand luggage?" Now, your comment: "I do not want them in hand luggage. I will place these things in hold luggage." Jun 27, 2017 at 7:46
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    @theonlygusti: the question said "as hold luggage", but several users (including a moderator!) have taken upon themselves to change that to "as hand luggage", with no justification that I can see. Jun 27, 2017 at 8:24
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    @Andrej: Why do you think having those things on the hold luggage can influence whether you're allowed to bring a carry-on bag? Are you saying you want to carry the bag with the things through the airport's passenger concourses and then gate-check them as you board the plane? Is there any reason why you would want to do that instead of either checking them at the check-in desk or having them with you in the cabin? Jun 27, 2017 at 8:26

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The TSA webpage covers things you can bring in your checked and carry on baggage. It is not clear what aspect of the item makes you think it is not allowed. Assuming the object meets the size requirements and is just made out of aluminum there should not be a problem. For example, saws are allowed in checked baggage, although they should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors.

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