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Offline oberlinmom1

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Plastic frame niches
« on: June 18, 2011, 10:29:16 PM »
I live in a pocket of Ohio that has SHB.  I have several molded plastic frames (I don't know the brand) that I am not sure I want to use. There are so many small niches all around the frame that the SHB could hide in and be out of reach of the bees. I don't want to wait or hope the girls will propolis all the gaps. Does anyone fill these in? If so what do you use or what would you recommend?   :?  I really don't want to replace all of them if I can come up with a plan.....

Offline Bee-Bop

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Re: Plastic frame niches
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2011, 10:53:54 PM »
I use 600 PF-120 plastic frames; have had no problems here in South Central Mo.

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Offline joebrown

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Re: Plastic frame niches
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2011, 01:21:49 AM »
Try using propolis or wax.