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« on: March 04, 2008, 03:42:14 PM »

what should a new person do with starter strips and a wax tube fastener but until I can make some wax I have none.  If I buy a few pounds of wax from any source does the heating kill all the nasties
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2008, 12:25:23 PM »

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what should a new person do with starter strips and a wax tube fastener but until I can make some wax I have none.  If I buy a few pounds of wax from any source does the heating kill all the nasties

I can't answer the killing of the nasties part, but I can give an alternate option in gluing the strips in.  Just a few drops will do it.  I did this with my TBH.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2008, 12:51:54 PM »

The wax you buy is probably no worse than the wax in the starter strips.
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2008, 01:06:48 PM »

Can I just use parafin to get started or if I just glue them what kind of glue should I use
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2008, 01:11:17 PM »

http://beekeeperlinda.blogspot.com/2007/04/how-to-use-wax-tube-fastener_26.html

Check out this blog for help on placing the starter strips into the frames

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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2008, 01:11:44 PM »

I wouldn't use paraffin.  Worst case just melt a couple of your starter strips.   I assume you have grooved top frames?
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2008, 01:24:58 PM »

yes I have grooved top frames and to Annette I watched Linda's videos awhile back.  that is why I decided to go this route. 
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2008, 02:32:20 PM »

Can I just use parafin to get started or if I just glue them what kind of glue should I use

I've used glue in the past.  It works fine.  Used an imitation Gorilla Glue.
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2008, 07:12:03 PM »

Gorilla glue is what I used also.
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