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  1. #1
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    Default 4.9 small cell plastic foundation without frame?

    Where can I buy 4.9 small cell plastic foundation sheets for langstroth hives. I am after the sheets only without the frames so it will be cheaper to send to New Zealand.
    There is no where in nz that sells small cell unfortunately so I am hopeing I could get it from overseas.

  2. #2
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    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: 4.9 small cell plastic foundation without frame?

    I think that in the US plastic 4.9mm is only available integrated as a unit in plastic frames. I see a variety of people who want it in wood frames cutting off the plastic frame part so the remaining cell part can be used with wood frames.

    I am referring to Mann Lake 4.9 PF-100 series of products:
    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeepin...ry/page19.html
    Graham
    -- Victor Hugo -- "Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: 4.9 small cell plastic foundation without frame?

    Thats interesting. I don't mind it in the plastic frame but its so expensive to have it sent to NZ. I saw some on ebay but it ends up really expensive when you add on the postage.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: 4.9 small cell plastic foundation without frame?

    Mann Lake has the foundation only

    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeepin...ry/page24.html

    Their regular foundation is 5.0 ... per Mann Lake...

    oops... you didnt want wax.. but their plastic stuff is 5.0

    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeepin...ry/page22.html

  5. #5
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    Default Re: 4.9 small cell plastic foundation without frame?

    Unless they have changed the mold on their RiteCell, it is 5.4mm. Not 5.0mm.

    Pictures of measurements here:
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesnatural...oundationtoday
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

  6. #6
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    Otero County, New Mexico, USA
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    Default Re: 4.9 small cell plastic foundation without frame?

    Dadant used to have medium brood small cell in wax. I think Brushy Mountain also carries it.
    NM desert/mountain beekeeper - Black Mesa Honeybees.

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