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I will not be harvesting for another month or so, but I just could not wait and sneaked a frame out of the second brood box (which had no more room for brood). I think it's a thing of beauty. There was just one little corner of drone brood that I broke out. honey frame.jpg
 

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I crushed and strained it, because I am eliminating my wood frames and going to the Pierco plastic ones. I was surprised how easily it all strains out. I guess I'll have to build a solar melter too. The honey is very very light and about as delicious as can be.
 

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I don't like the way the wax foundation ends up hanging a little wavy. Some of the comb ends up wonky. Did not happen on that frame, but others have holes chewed through and double wide comb on the adjoining frames. I will keep the frames in case I want to try foundationless chunk comb.
 

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I tried the plactic frames, didn't like them. Just my opinion-some folks like them and some don't. I use wooden frames with Mann Lake RiteCell foundation. Seems like a happy medium. I didn't like the rigidity of the plastic frames. Keep us posted on how they work out for you.
 

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1. That is what's called a beautiful comb. WOW!
2. It sounds to me like you are a perfectionist. Perfection is nice to demand of yourself, but you can't demand it of bees--- at least not all the time. Don't think that a "wrinkled" comb is any less beautiful than a perfectly straight one. Just because our shirts tend to get wrinkled, we don't go shirtless (our skin also wrinkles and we can't change that {even though women often try to do that}). All around, frames and foundation have been found to be good--for the bees and the beekeepers and don't think that all the frameless, foundationless honeycombs built by bees are parfect either. Re-read Iddee's post (#8) and take him seriously. :smile:
 

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I can't really argue there efmesh. I actually like the esthetic qualities of the wood frames and wax foundation much better. I don't really have the time to cross wire all my frames, so my plan is to use wood frames and wax foundation in the brood chambers and plastic frames for extracting. A friend of mine has the plastic frames and they are drawn out nearly perfect. The perfectionist part is a job requirement for me, I'm a tile setter.
 

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Do you lay hexagonal tiles too? :thumbsup:
 

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I went wood frames with foundation and wires at 1st then tried wood with rite-cell and been a lover of it since, I use it for brood and honey boxes, and thats a sweat frame of honey you have there gratz on that:thumbsup:
 

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Beautiful worth entering in a state fair of honey competition at A beekeepers meeting. Clean frame, White cappings, full of honey, complete cappings, free of pollen, honey from one Floral source. near perfect.
 

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Save your frames. You may want to go back to them.
I agree. I am trying to get them out of my hives. I got hit with SHB and those SHB had the advantage of hiding in those frame crevices. but some people seem to love them. I had nothing but issue with them. when I am done with them who wants them I got 10 deep SC
 

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It sounds to me like you are a perfectionist. Perfection is nice to demand of yourself, but you can't demand it of bees--- at least not all the time. Don't think that a "wrinkled" comb is any less beautiful than a perfectly straight one. Just because our shirts tend to get wrinkled, we don't go shirtless (our skin also wrinkles and we can't change that {even though women often try to do that}).
Efmesch, If you ever decide to write a book on philosophy, I want the first copy! (autographed in person of course) :wink: :thumbsup:
 
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