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Started 2 hives this year on all pierco foundation. Noticed when I received it that the wax was soptty on the frames - like it got too hot and ran off - there was very little visible wax on the foundations though they smelled like beeswax. Have been coming across clumps of wax in the shipping box. The bees seem to be slow to draw out the outer frames in both colonies - could this be due to the quality of the wax coating, or ar they just taking their time? In other words, when pierco foundation is "waxed" is it a nice visible uniform coating?

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Started 2 hives this year on all pierco foundation. Noticed when I received it that the wax was soptty on the frames - like it got too hot and ran off - there was very little visible wax on the foundations though they smelled like beeswax. Have been coming across clumps of wax in the shipping box. The bees seem to be slow to draw out the outer frames in both colonies - could this be due to the quality of the wax coating, or ar they just taking their time? In other words, when pierco...
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Hi Michael,

Well the wax isn't clumped on the frames - the clumps were floating around in the box. If there is wax on the frames it is v e r y thin, probably irregular as well. Could I melt some and paint it on? I was wondering if this was why they didn't seem to want to do anything w/ those outer frames - 'spose I could sub in a frame that seemed to have a little more wax on it...
 
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