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Just wondering if anyone has "painted" their deep plastic frames with wax.

I did today to some black plastic frames. Hopefully when it is time to make splits and I need some frames the bees will take to these a little better.

All I did was put some of last years wax in a slow cooker, added a bit of water and then when melted just painted onto the frames with a foam 4" brush.
 

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I use a cheap crock pot to melt wax, then I use a foam brush to paint wax on my deep plastic foundation. My bees take it much better than just regular pre wax plastic foundation. Just don't get wax to hot and scorch it.
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Painting is good, the real secret to getting any foundation drawn is putting it on when bees need more room. If the bees aren't expanding no added wax or black magic will get comb drawn.
 
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