I've noticed my bees are a little reluctant to start working the Permacomb. I see about a hundred or so up in the super wandering around,but not much work going on!
I was thinking of taking a new 10 gal. oval wash tub and filling it with water,which I'll then place on my camp stove. To the water I'll add 10#'s or so of bees wax for melting. Once the wax has melted, I'll then lay the PC face down about 3/8's to 1/2 inch into the hot liquid wax. This will give the face surface plus some depth of cell a coating of fresh wax.
I thought of vertically dipping to whole frame, but due to the angle of the cells, you'd be shaking hot wax and water all over that has filled the cells when you pulled it out.
There's always something about opening a new box of foundation and getting that whiff of fresh wax!
Seems the bees like that too as they seem to jump right on fresh foundation and start working.
Thus my thinking for dipping PC,ez frames,etc.
Some I know have suggested rubbing a chunk of wax over the cells which may be alright. I just thought the dipping in hot wax would give a more even film of wax,rather than a crusty build-up.
I believe MB has a coating process that he does in the kitchen! I couldn't get away with doing it there.LOL
Has anyone else done anything along these lines?