Was wondering if any of you dip any of your new wood frames just like you do your boxes?
Building new deep frames. Since it generally takes a long time for the bees to walk all over the equipment to the point where the wood is "sealed" from all the wax and propolis floating around their house we have been considering taking the newly built frames and "dipping" them (Paraffin, Beeswax, Microcrystalline wax, rosin solution) just like people do with their new boxes. Hoping to increase their lifespan. Once out we will toss in plastic foundation.
Any recommendations as the wisdom of this? Any help on the wax formulations would also be appreciated.