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Are there any downsides to using wax vs. plastic frames for honey extraction?

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My bees seem to hate plastic frames so I'm tempted to use wax foundation for honey supers. Would wax frame honey supers behave any differently in honey extracters than plastic frames would? Or do they hold up well during extraction?
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I think I've used everything from no foundation, to just wax foundation, to wired wax, to plastic, to fully drawn plastic. They all extract fine if you treat the with respect. You can't just crank it up with new soft wax heavy with honey.
 
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