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  1. #1
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    Default Medium brood foundation?

    What is medium brood foundation as is in the catalogues?? Describe it for me please. Dimensions, cell size, thickness, etc.? Where do you use it in the hive?

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    Old Bee, Dadant does list "medium brood" foundation. It says "fits 9 1/8" frame" so as per your reply to the other post, it's for deep brood boxes. Listed as unwired with cross wiring recommended

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    Yes, but it is also made in the size for medium supers by some suppliers and is called "medium brood foundation".

    I am just wondering if some beekeepers [besides me] are getting confused; thinking the cell size is "medium" between 4.9 and 5.4 or so?
    Last edited by Oldbee; 05-07-2008 at 09:40 AM.

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    it confused me. i use almost strictly medium boxes. bought some "medium" foundation and it was for deeps. ok tho... i just cut it into starter strips
    -M@

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    Default Medium Brood Foundation

    I believe medium brood foundation refers to the weight of the indivdual sheet of foundation
    considering it's demental size. Or it's thickness.
    For example: 9 1/8" X 16 3/4" medium brood would be 7 sheets to a pound.
    heavy brood would be 5 sheets to a pound.
    6 1/8" X 16 3/4" medium brood would be 11 sheets to a pound.
    thin super would be 19 sheets to a pound.
    Walt

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    Medium is thickness of the wax. Surplus is thinner. They don't seem to make anything thicker than Medium anymore.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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