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Offline Buzzen

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foundation question
« on: April 10, 2013, 12:26:43 AM »
What is the difference between rite-cell and plasticell, just the manufacturer?  Anyone have better luck with one or the other as far as getting it drawn out?

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Re: foundation question
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2013, 12:36:02 AM »
Looks as though rite-cell is just a plastic foundation made by Mann Lake and plasticell is a plastic foundation that has a coating of bees wax applied to it. It's sold by Dadant.
Personally, I'm going with foundationless to avoid putting contaminants into the hive. If I was forced to pick one, I would go with rite-cell just because I don't know what might be in the wax that was used to coat the plasticell foundation.

Offline bailey

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Re: foundation question
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2013, 01:44:40 AM »
All plastic foundation has wax melted onto it.  Otherwise bees don't like to use it.
most often i find my greatest source of stress to be OPS  ( other peoples stupidity )

It is better to keep ones mouth shut and be thought of as a fool than to open ones mouth and in so doing remove all doubt.

 

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