Anyone out there ever use the one piece molded plastic frame/foundation. last year i had alot of my frames fall apart while extracting honey. The one piece units seem like they should hold up pretty good. any advice would be great!
Whole plastic frames are more flexible than wood. I have never had a frame with ten nails (or 6 staples) and glue come apart. No matter how fast I spin the extractor or how many times I drop the frame. You can break a properly built super if you drop it on the corner enough.
I typically use wooden frames with foundation. However, I do have some plastic frames that I recieved from nucs last year. I have one hive that the queen will not lay in the plastic frames at all. She will pass over this frame and lay in the wooden frames on either side.
I will be pulling all of my plastic frames this year and replacing them.
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