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Offline wetland bee

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wax foundation
« on: January 06, 2010, 07:19:18 PM »
Anyone ever make a device for making wax foundation.
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Re: wax foundation
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2010, 01:47:05 PM »
Of course you can buy the presses for about $2000 or slightly less.  But people also make molds out of various things.  I much prefer to not use foundation.  It's much easier to not make it than to make it.  :)  The bees do better without it.

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Re: wax foundation
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2010, 08:07:59 PM »
I have always used full sheets. old habits you know. But I never get rid of combs unless of course  a frame would break or something. but with all we have been hearing I believe I am going to use the 3 different color tack idea and dispose of 1 color every year. Its going to be tough to throw out a perfectly good comb.

You said not to use wax. I have 510 frames built for spring. I was thinking about a 1inch wide strips of comb honey foundation wax as starter and run the two wires length ways. But not sure, have read so many ideas on foundationless frames I defiantly would like to try .
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Re: wax foundation
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2010, 01:44:57 PM »
I prefer wood, but wax strips work.  They are just more fragile and don't work any better than the wood.
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