Beesource Beekeeping Forums banner
1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
21 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
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!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,025 Posts
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.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
2,668 Posts
I like the one piece plastic frames. They won't blow out in an extractor.

I believe wood frames can withstand more abuse than plastic frames.

You can also put a plastic foundation in a wood frame. These are really sturdy.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
107 Posts
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.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top