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  1. #1
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    Oct 2001
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    Mason, MI, USA
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    Big Grin

    as a person just starting I was wondering whate type of frames to use with 4.9mm foundation that I will be starting my bees on

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 1999
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    DuPage County, Illinois USA
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    Hi Clinton -

    Dadant sells 4.9 wax foundation that will fit wooden frames. There is a web
    page that gives an explanation for its use, which you may have already seen.
    http://www.beesource.com/dadant/index.htm

    It is only sold in one size, 8-1/2" x 16-3/4", so you will have to decide
    how best to use it for your operation. If you are using deep frames
    (9-1/8"), then this size will fill the frame. I use all medium frames
    (6-1/4") so I would just cut the foundation sheet in half and let the bees
    finish pulling the comb beyond the foundation.

    There is a series of photos showing one way to wire frames that might help,
    but the copy is has not yet been added.
    http://www.beesource.com/eob/wire_embedder/index.htm

    Regards,
    Barry

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