View Poll Results: Foundation ( poll)

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  • Standard wax ( large cell)

    28 26.42%
  • Starter Strips

    13 12.26%
  • Pierco

    11 10.38%
  • Duragilt

    3 2.83%
  • Small Cell (wax)

    18 16.98%
  • Perma Comb

    14 13.21%
  • E-Z

    11 10.38%
  • Plasticell

    8 7.55%
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  1. #1
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    just wanted to see what the adverage was of beekeepers in here use in there hives, if you use more than one type foundation , just pick the one you have the most of in your hives.
    Ted

  2. #2
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    I'm useing Pierco and I like them so for , this is my first year so not to much experiance to compair them with. I do have wooded frames with crimped wire foundation for supers and the bee's tend to propolize the wood alot more. just my 2 cents
    Ted

  3. #3
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    Greenville, TX, USA
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    I guess no foundation falls under 'Other'.

  4. #4
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    Sep 2004
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    Cheshire, Oregon, USA
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    For now duragilt and some waxed rite-cell, but in the future I think I will be moving to foundationless with starter strips. Bees like to build it themselves! [img]tongue.gif[/img]
    Bee Happy!<br />Lori<br /><br />\"You know, You never can tell with bees\". (Winnie The Pooh)

  5. #5

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    Duragilt here....
    "To bee or not to bee"

  6. #6
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    Another Vote for Other, being foundationless.

  7. #7
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    May 2003
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    Wayne, NJ USA
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    Do most folks run the same type of foundation in the brood chambers as they run up in the honey supers?

  8. #8
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    Feb 2003
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    Lake county, Indiana 46408-4109
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    Rite-Cell amd Pierco and the last I got is black and what a differance it makes looking for eggs
    Ed, KA9CTT profanity is IGNORANCE made audible
    you can`t fix stupid not even with duct tape

  9. #9
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    Erin, NY /Florence SC
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    We are converting to all coated plasticell from duraguilt. We have a Dadant warehouse nearby so plasticell is easy to get, easy to clean and reusuable. Since we have around 8,00 frames it makes sense for us.

  10. #10
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    None would have been a nice choice. [img]smile.gif[/img] But I actually do a mix of several things. Including PermaComb, starter strips, small cell and none.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

  11. #11
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    Apr 2005
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    tecumesh is old school so I exclusively use starndard foundation. me think it would have been good to have segregated plain and ripplewire foundation as two categories.

  12. #12
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    May 2005
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    Whitefield, Maine USA
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    I'm like Michael, no single option in the poll fits my current situation- I use small cell wax in some hives, large cell wax in others, generally large cell in honey supers; some wax starter strips or half sheets, and (by accident) foundationless frames in a few cases [img]smile.gif[/img] \

    George-
    Dulcius ex asperis

  13. #13
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    thought there would have been more useing permacomb on this site, I should have put another selection : how many are useing 3 or more of the above.
    Ted

  14. #14
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    Plasticell. Yesterday I cut some of it down to one inch strips, removed the "wedge" in my wedged frames, and stapled them to the side of the empty wedge. I then waxed them. It was too easy. My queen source for splits fell through so I may have to wait till next year to try them out. Or perhaps I'll feed one hive just to see what they do with it.

  15. #15

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    I am a wood and wax man. I make my own foundation and know it is pesticide free. also a good point is I can make it as thick as I like so no wireing.
    Don I think plastic not natural

  16. #16
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    Apr 2004
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    Aurora, Colorado, USA
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    Mostly I use none but I do use some starter strips. A nice choice might have been more than one of the above.
    Tom Patterson<br />Aurora, CO

  17. #17
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    Jun 2005
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    White County, Arkansas
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    None... Unless pouring hot wax into the top slot is considered a starter strip.
    David

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