Anyone using this? Sounds good that I wouldn't have to crosswire for extraction. I've always used hooked wax and crosswired.
It doesn't take as much time to install. I say as I'm sitting in the library at the computer.tecumseh said:I do think (have observed) that both plastic frames and/or plastic based foundation may have some advantage when you factor in the shb and wax worm.... the sheet of plastic thru the center of the comb does seem to retard the progress of both and allow a well populated hive to get ahead of both of these little nasties.
Now how many bee trees exactly have you looked at..... :lol:G3farms said:I am a wax man myself, never have used plastic. Never have seen it in a bee tree either
I am glad you said 99%, Mr. Tarwater built a "bee tree" of sorts out of slabs from the saw mill. Let me see if I can explain it. Think of a log about twenty inches tall with the center cut out in a square. He made his frames that would accept shallow foundation but the were turned long ways top to bottom. If I remember it held five or six of these frames and he had made several supers to go on top of it as well. It looked just like a tree since it was all made out of the same four slabs. He did it really just to mess with the local inspector at the time, just wanting hin=m to cry around about it was illegal to keep a bee tree, then he showed him the removable frames.BjornBee said:Now how many bee trees exactly have you looked at..... :lol:G3farms said:I am a wax man myself, never have used plastic. Never have seen it in a bee tree either
I would imagine 99% of what we do to bees, does not happen in a bee tree, including wax foundation.... :thumbsup: