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Offline gjcluttrell

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Foundation Question
« on: March 27, 2008, 10:34:20 AM »
I'm a new beekeeper. I've noticed in magazines they are recomending the black foundation for brood chambers. Is the color black better then the white fr brood chambers?

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Re: Foundation Question
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2008, 11:06:55 AM »
it sure would make seeing eggs easier! 
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Re: Foundation Question
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2008, 11:43:50 AM »
Is making it easier to see the eggs all the black foundation is good for?

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Re: Foundation Question
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2008, 11:46:31 AM »
Yes,  black foundation is excellent for egg visibility.  I would recommend it.   On the other hand,  black HSC is useless when it comes to egg visibility.  It is like looking into a black hole, you see nothing!   The black walls of the HSC don't let light through,  where as the black foundation gets white wax walls which lets light through and creates a nice contrast.
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Re: Foundation Question
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2008, 11:50:10 AM »
Is making it easier to see the eggs all the black foundation is good for?

Yes, that is the benefit of the black over the white.   Do not underestimate the benefit,  especially for a newbee when trying to assess the condition of your hive.
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Re: Foundation Question
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2008, 07:37:44 PM »
>Is the color black better then the white fr brood chambers?

Better for what?  The bees won't care.
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Re: Foundation Question
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2008, 09:45:07 PM »
I like the black better for stated reasons but i do notice the yellow is drawn out quicker.

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Re: Foundation Question
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2008, 10:41:55 PM »
There are all kinds of bigger issues than color:

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