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    Default Pierco and SHB

    I just saw post of Pierco frames posted on another thread: http://www.beebehavior.com/pierco_pl...oundations.php
    I'm not familiar with these frames myself. Looking at the picture with the coloured frames it appears that the frames have a webbed structure on the side bar. We used to have a similar system here and I found that this ceated SHB heaven.
    Any problems observed?

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    Default Re: Pierco and SHB

    yes same thing, SHB and wax moth larvae hiding spots! I only use the drone (green) ones early in the season and then remove.

    Sully

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    Default Re: Pierco and SHB

    I really don't care for these all in one plastic frames. The foundation is fine, but the frames have many weaknesses. Yes, SHB love the recesses in these frames. Not as much of a problem with wax moths. Two other big issues I've had is that they become more fragile as they age. I once had a full medium of honey slip out of my hands and drop about 5-6 inches and found that nearly all tabs on the top bars sheared off. Of course plastic isn't very repairable, so there goes your drawn comb. Also, I've had these frames warp when exposed to sun. Once they warped they cannot be fixed. Since these experiences, I will not buy all plastic frames. My frame of choice is wooden with plastic foundation.
    Horseshoe Point Honey -- http://localvahoney.com/

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    Default Re: Pierco and SHB

    Astro Bee - I love your website. Fantastic!!

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    Default Re: Pierco and SHB

    Thanks Max. I've seen your videos as well and really enjoyed them!!
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