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Author Topic: Starter strip wire?  (Read 1096 times)
DavePaulson
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« on: August 12, 2007, 02:29:43 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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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2007, 02:52:43 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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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2007, 06:08:20 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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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2007, 06:10:57 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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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2007, 07:40:26 AM »

I do.



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