Re: Acorn vs. ???
Bought 400+ Medium one piece double waxed frames directly from nick this spring. They are much heavier built than the Mann lake standard plastic frames I'd bought before. They are comparable, if not better than pierco frames.
I usually paint additional wax on plastic frames, even though they're already waxed. The double wax from acorn was great. Saved me a lot of time. Bees jumped right on it. Not quite as much as I paint on, but more than 2x what I got from Mann lake or pierco single waxed.
Hindsight is 20/10, not 20/20...
I always have an idea what I shouldn't have done after the fact.