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    Post Coated Plastic Foundation

    I would like to know who has the best deal on 8 3/8" Beeswax Coated Plastic Foundation.

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    Default Re: Coated Plastic Foundation

    Use your computer search function and check all the suppliers you can find.
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    Default Re: Coated Plastic Foundation

    There are a lot of variables. Some companies sell assembled wood frames with plastic inserts, other suppliers sell unassembled. What's your labor worth to assemble them? Do you have the time?

    Are you going to pick them up or have them shipped?

    Personally, my best deal last year was with full cases of Pierco, one-piece from Brushy Mountain. I almost always roll on extra wax to increase the acceptance.

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    Default Re: Coated Plastic Foundation

    how much do you want? or need?
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    Default Re: Coated Plastic Foundation

    I buy unwaxed direct from Nick at Pierco and wax it myself.

    Way cheaper!!!
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    Default Re: Coated Plastic Foundation

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    Default Re: Coated Plastic Foundation

    Quote Originally Posted by Broke-T View Post
    I buy unwaxed direct from Nick at Pierco and wax it myself.

    Way cheaper!!!
    At least it has some wax on it that way!
    The last box I got had a skimpy band sprayed down the middle only, bees didn't like it.
    I am going to scrape some capping wax on the plastic and hit it with propane?
    If that fails will boil water/wax and dip the sheets.
    Any one have another bullet proof method?

    BM
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    Default Re: Coated Plastic Foundation

    I dip my plastic foundation in 3:1 sugar syrup frame and all. right be for I place it the hive it forces the girls to clean it up and they start to leak wax out their bodies. it helps if they are coated with wax first and syrup dipping just adds to them drawing it out.
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    Smile Re: Coated Plastic Foundation

    Great idea, if sugar coated, they should love it.
    I have seen a picture (somewhere on the net) where they had rewaxed the foundation in a irregular fashion as a test.
    The bees followed the pattern that was rewaxed, just like a paint brush.
    Maybe the fresh wax?
    The sugar coating sure can't hurt, cheap insurance.


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    Default Re: Coated Plastic Foundation

    Buy a cheap crockpot at wal-mart, or buy your wife a nice new one and use her old one , and melt your wax cappings. Use cheap 4" foam paint brush, also from wal-mart, to paint on coat of wax. Bees take to it really well.

    Johnny

    P.S. Has anyone else ever looked at their checkbook and noticed that at least ever other check goes to wal-mart.
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