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  1. #1
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    Default plastic frames

    Any one used,or using the standard plastic frames from Mann Lake? Pros and cons.
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    Default Re: plastic frames

    Popsjim.......

    Do a search on BS for this..........there are lots of threads that already contain the info you're asking about....
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    Default Re: plastic frames

    I ahve used them and would recommend them. I just rubbed extra wax on the foundation and my bees took to them great.

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    Default Re: plastic frames

    i am using Mann Lake yellow waxed plastic frames. i installed my package on april 13. they built up 5 frames quickly, but then slowed. they stayed on these 5 frames for several weeks. they superceded my queen. once their numbers started to grow they started drawing out the frames. i added my third medium on july 8. a week later they were working all the frames. this is my first hive. they seem to like them ok. i think they took so long drawing them out because there just wasn't enough of them to cover them. once their numbers increased dramatically, they drew them out in no time.

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    Default Re: plastic frames

    I use pierco...we are slowly replacing all wood frames with plastic.
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    Default Re: plastic frames

    I have used the Mann Lake plastic frames. They are better than the Pierco in that they don't flex as much in warm weather or when loaded with honey.

    Still prefer wood frames from Humble Abode personally. Don't hate plastic but just like the wood a bit better.
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