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desmondmegan
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« on: August 03, 2008, 02:25:58 AM »

i have received a old hive from a neighbor. one of the suppers has plastic frames. some of them are warped and half are some what drawn out. i am not sure how long they have been sitting.. i am wanting to know if there is any way to clean the wax off the frames and is there a way to fix the warped frames.
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2008, 04:00:56 AM »

I scrape them down, put them through the dishwasher with no soap, and then re-wax them.  I only bother to do this if they are really nasty though.  Otherwise, I just give them back to the bees to clean up.  Usually, if you put the plastic back in a frame, that takes care of any warping.  If they are so warped that a frame doesn't take care of it, perhaps they are a lost cause.
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2008, 10:35:50 AM »

i have not really looked at them but i think they are all plastic.. frame and foundation as one.. we will see what can be saved..  thanks bill
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2008, 01:17:57 PM »

Give them to the bees.  They will clean them.
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