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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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Use crimp wired wax foundation and you won't have any problems. We use grooved top and bottom bars with no-hook foundation, but you can also use the hooked wire foundation with wedge top bars and grooved bottom bars. If using deep frames you'll need to run 2 cross wires in the 2 center holes; no cross wires needed on medium frames. That's all I've ever used; hate plastic and have never had good results with it. :thumbsup:
 
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