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  1. #1
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    Default Drawing out PF frames

    I put 5 frames each of Pf foundation in three hives on Sunday. I gave each hive a gallon of 1:2 syrup, because I mixed it wrong. It was suppose to be 1:1, but I forgot half of the sugar. Then I realized that I forgot to put wax on the foundation, So Monday night I wax some to swap them out with. I went into the hives today to swap the frames out, it was sunny and 62 degrees. Each hive had started drawing out on the surface of at least 70 percent of all 5 frames.
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    Default Re: Drawing ot PF frames

    Quote Originally Posted by sfisher View Post
    Then I realized that I forgot to put wax on the foundation, .
    You forgot to put extra wax on the pf's or did you special order them with no wax to begin with?

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Drawing ot PF frames

    Crazy bees. Didn't they know the "rules"? Waxed frames and 1:1 syrup. LOL

    I do wax my PF's to give the bees more to work with. Seems they draw it out so much faster and better if I wax it.

    -js

  4. #4

    Default Re: Drawing ot PF frames

    I squirt a little sugar water on new frames and they draw out ok.
    Greg Whitehead, Ten Mile, TN
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    Default Re: Drawing ot PF frames

    I don't do anything to my PF frames, use them right out of the box.
    Dan

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    Default Re: Drawing ot PF frames

    oblib I bought them already waxed but I have read many threads were people say that the bees accept them better if you add more wax. Looks like my bees dont care, at least right now they dont.
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