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If the bees can quickly fill the space with festtoning bees they can handle it.
Quotei have found this site http://www.scienceinafrica.co.za/2006/february/beeswaxmould.htm whit detail instruction for DIY wax foundation press.I see all kinds of problems with this method. First of all silicone molds require a vacuum to pull out the bubbles you get from mixing the compounds. I predict it will take several attempts to make this mold and I don't give it a high success rate. Keeping the wax as a constant thickness with such a crude mold will be a trick. And without a vacuum again it is likely you will have entrapped air in the wax. Good luck
I wonder if the bees will build better comb above or below a themocline?
Because a beekeepers put foundations in there. There is 150 years experience that it is a fine job. Bees do not need them, but beekeepers do.Bees need only a dark cavity where to build their nest