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Buzz Lightyear
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« on: December 11, 2006, 05:48:12 PM »

Hi all, this is my first post to this site, a big Hello from England. O.K............
I have one hive only, in my first year, got a nuc in July. I want to increase my numbers next year, to 6 if poss. I will feed and give pollen early, then perform splits with new queens, but I reckon I should try plastic foundation, to reduce the workload on the girls. My question: Anyone have a source of plastic foundation in the Uk? If not, anyone anywhere else ( Europe ? ) who could provide me with some. It appears that its not popular in U.K for some reason. Thanks all 
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2006, 06:53:37 PM »

You may want to check,but if there is a good flow, I think they will be regular foundation as fast as plasticomb.

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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2006, 10:05:16 PM »

I love plastic fully drawn foundation.
Wax moths can't eat through it. Doesn't mean you won't ever have any but they don't get to make a strong hold.
Helps keep down varroa mites if you prep the frames properly.
The biggest problem I have is cleaning the older frames. I use a pressure washer. The problem isn't the frames it's that the pressure washer has one hell of a recoil. Maybe I shouldn't go at full strength right from the start. My neighbor's yard had a piece of permacomb land in it, because I didn't understand the concept of bracing. These are the worst problems I have had with permacomb.
I am not sureif there is a distributor in the U.K. but I am sure he will ship internationally.


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