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Offline DavePaulson

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Starter strip wire?
« on: August 12, 2007, 03:29:43 PM »
Does  any one use wire in the frames when they use starter strip? Would the bees build it in? Are the combs strong enough without it.

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Re: Starter strip wire?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2007, 03:52:43 PM »
i do, the building dependes, sometimes they build as if there's no wire, whilst some comb looks like...well like hair comb, LOL

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Re: Starter strip wire?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2007, 07:08:20 PM »
I used wired foundation for mine, because that's what I had. It's more time consuming cutting the strips, but it does hold them in well.
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Re: Starter strip wire?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2007, 07:10:57 AM »
>Does  any one use wire in the frames when they use starter strip?

I don't, but I know people who do.

> Would the bees build it in?

Yes.  The more level the hive the more likely it will land in the center of the comb.

> Are the combs strong enough without it.

Yes.  If you're gentle with them.
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Re: Starter strip wire?
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2007, 08:40:26 AM »
I do.



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