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I noticed that my mann lake 6 5/8 frames have more surface area for comb than the few wooden frames I have due to the thin plastic top bar. I wondered if supers of plastic frames yield more honey than supers of wood frames?
 

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I'd say that if you average the weight of honey from each type of frame, the wood frames/wax foundation will win hands down. Why? Because the bees never draw out a full super of plastic without leaving a undrawn side here or a big empty spot there. :D:D:D
 

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Never? Interesting? I wonder if that is because of the bees or because of the frames? My strongest hive has drawn out two supers of plastic frames picture perfect, no gaps anywhere. My weaker hives have drawn some as you described - not completely - one side drawn completely and one not at all. :scratch:
 
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