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Offline dp

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Re: Plastic Foundation in Supers
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2010, 07:32:28 PM »
Ok, I went and bought some wax, so I'm going to paint some on.   I'll keep you posted.  Not sure it's going to make much difference until the weather changes a little bit.  We are having a very cool damp spring in Southern Oregon.  Great answers, thanks for all of the input.

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Re: Plastic Foundation in Supers
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2010, 12:52:46 AM »
There is no nectar flow right now in the Pacific North west. Too much rain
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Re: Plastic Foundation in Supers
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2010, 04:03:10 PM »
so...should I be feeding, or just hang on for the blackberries?  They are just starting to bloom in my area, but more cool wet weather predicted  :-x

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Re: Plastic Foundation in Supers
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2010, 04:14:45 PM »
what do they have fore stores and are your frames drawn out.  you have to go by what's inside.
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Re: Plastic Foundation in Supers
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2010, 09:51:46 PM »
I have some old frames that got ate up by the moths a whole back and after I cleaned them up with the pressure washer, I just stuck them in the basement out of the rotation.   I bet they don't have the wax coating left on them anymore since the cleaning.    When I put them back into rotation, I bet I need to rewax the boogers.   What does every body think would be best or easiest, dipping or brushing?  Keep in mind, there were just a handful of sheets to rewax.

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Re: Plastic Foundation in Supers
« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2010, 02:10:20 AM »
A little wax melted in a old pan (that will be dedicated to only wax now) and a real cheep brush (not because I am cheep, they just work well) will go a long way coating those frames.

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Re: Plastic Foundation in Supers
« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2010, 04:07:05 PM »
I second Allen.  Great pic.  More to the point - great experiment!  a beekeeper that actually runs an experiment and finds out. 
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