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I need frame wire but I hate paying more for shipping than the product itself. Anyone have a good place to order from or is there a type of gauge of wire I can use that can be bought at the hardware store? Wal-mart has a 28 gauge craft wire but I worry about using the wrong kind and having lead or something leach into my wax, honey and bees.
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Does it have to be wire? I hear that a of people use 40 pound fish line.
 

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There is another thread talking about how none of them will try fishing line again. It sounds like the bees chew through the line more often than not.
 

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I might be concerned about WallyWorld wire as it probably comes from a country that puts lead into everything. If you head up to BassPro get the stainless steel trolling wire. That's where I get mine. Less expensive than any you'll find in a beekeeping supply.
 

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Stainless steel shouldn't have anything that would leach into your comb. Trolling wire! Never would have thought of that!
 

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Stainless steel shouldn't have anything that would leach into your comb. Trolling wire! Never would have thought of that!
thanks I'll try that. > I would have never thought of it ether.
 

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Check the price of stainless fishing wire before you get too enthused with the idea. The price comparative to tinned steel wire may shock you. One deep frame with four wires takes approx 81" of wire.
 
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