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  1. #1
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    Default Is there a wholesale source for plastic foundation cores?

    If we could get plastic foundation cores without the wax topping in theory anyone could reuse there own wax by just dipping in to hot wax. Maybe one way to keep pure wax in our hives without using questionable foundation. But is there a source for plastic foundation cores?

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    Default Re: Is there a wholesale source for plastic foundation cores?

    Do you mean this product?

    F36200 PLAIN PLASTICELL 5 1/2
    [F36200]






    "Plasticell" is an injected molded plastic raised cell sheet. The best plastic foundation available. Tested and proven as the ultimate in plastic foundation.
    http://www.dadant.com/catalog/produc...roducts_id=117

    Note that this product is "plain." They also sell other plastic foundation that is "coated."
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    Default Re: Is there a wholesale source for plastic foundation cores?

    Yes, good find, thanks.

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    Default Re: Is there a wholesale source for plastic foundation cores?

    I buy mine direct from Pierco unwaxed.

    http://www.pierco.net/products.htm

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    Default Re: Is there a wholesale source for plastic foundation cores?

    If you dip them in hot molten beeswax the foundation may warp. I am not sure what temp it happens but I do know they will melt/warp in a solar wax melter.
    Last edited by BkprScott; 12-04-2012 at 07:32 PM. Reason: none

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    Default Re: Is there a wholesale source for plastic foundation cores?

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    Default Re: Is there a wholesale source for plastic foundation cores?

    I understand that ALOT of beekeepers in Canada, purchase the "un-waxed" plastic foundation and Mann Lake DOES carry it, even though it is not listed in their catalog.

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    Default Re: Is there a wholesale source for plastic foundation cores?

    I think all of the plastic foundation can be ordered unwaxed if that is what you like. Most of the time it is a little bit cheaper that way.

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