Re: Pierco vs competitor frames
We run strictly pierco frames now. Replaceing old comb is part of the management system now and buying in bulk we get a great price from pierco. We run mucho splits in the spring and placing in four frames of brood with and empty pierco as the rest of the frames we haven't had a problem. Will run ten frames as they pull them out and then pull one as it is pulled to run nine frames in the hives as usual. To help them draw out faster we take the end frames which they are stubborn to fill for some reason and place them in the seven and three spot and kick a pulled frames to the outside. The key is to make sure you have feed on so they pull the frames out. We like to feed like crazy in April so they have the frames pulled out as May hits and the first flowers are coming in. Once the heavy flow is on...they will pull out whats left.
Not sure about the competitors..no one has been able to beat the prices we get from pierco but then..we buy lots and lots. Oh...and they have great shipping prices also...if you go truck shipments.
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