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NewBee. This is my first season.

I'm using wax foundation in medium frames. they are wedge top frames. My wires came out well and I adapted an old foam cutter to warm the wires into the wax. It all came out so nice I wonder if I should even bother putting the wedge back into the frame. It doesn't seem to serve a purpose.

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I am new at this but I believe the wedge would help the foundation to stay in the frames when you extract it but you migt other opinions.I would use it if it were me.
 

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If you used hook wired foundation the wedge really helps hold it in when extracting. Weaknesses seem to always reveal themselves after a good spin.
 

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Put them in. That's what they're there for. If you extract you will have a mess. I put them in for brood,too. Good drawn comb is too valuable to lose trying to save a few minutes.
 

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Put it in... the wedge holds the hook wires of the foundation into the top of the frame. Additional strength. Plus helps reduce/elimination blowout when extracting. There's a reason why the wedge is used even when cross wiring.
 

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If you're using straight wire you really don't need them. If using hook wire, they won't go in right if you don't use them.
 
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