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Offline Lone

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Travel holes in plastic foundation
« on: April 30, 2013, 01:54:38 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  :) 

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

Thanks,

Lone

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Re: Travel holes in plastic foundation
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2013, 09:34:51 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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Re: Travel holes in plastic foundation
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2013, 12:28:32 PM »
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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Re: Travel holes in plastic foundation
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2013, 06:42:13 PM »
Thanks, and for the lingo correction! 

Lone

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Re: Travel holes in plastic foundation
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2013, 09:34:08 PM »
When I use real wax, mine always make communication holes at the ends.
May be it's a hidden shortcut?  :brian: