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Lone
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« on: April 30, 2013, 12:54:38 AM »

Hello,

I had to change bee gear supplier, and have just received a different brand of black plastic foundation.  The old ones had snap off corners.  These are a firmer plastic but have no shortcut hole for the bees.  I don't know what the technical name for this hole is, but hopefully you get the picture  Smiley 

Should we cut off one or two corners at the bottom of the foundation?

Thanks,

Lone
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2013, 08:34:51 AM »

IMO, it really doesn't matter.  If they are scored, I break them out.  Otherwise I don't worry about it.
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2013, 11:28:32 AM »

I believe the technical name is communication holes.  Or anyway thats what I have been told in the past.  Did you ever notice that after a couple of years those communication holes get covered with wax comb?

I used to be concerned with snapping off corners.  I do not waste my time with it anymore.  It does not matter.
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2013, 05:42:13 PM »

Thanks, and for the lingo correction! 

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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2013, 08:34:08 PM »

When I use real wax, mine always make communication holes at the ends.
May be it's a hidden shortcut?  Brian
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