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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 have not had many problems using wax in my honey supers, but then I am all wax (I don't have any plastic frames at all). My biggest problem has been using comb foundation that is designed for cut comb (very thin and not wired) in my extractor. I have found that it can be done, but you have to begin the spin a little more slowly. My wired wax extracts like a dream, especially when the honey is warm.
 
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