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Yes, it's possible.

It's also a royal pain, and you'll ruin more cells trying than you'll successfully remove without harm.

(This is based on experience.
I've done it, decided it's not worth the trouble,
and now I simply move the whole frame if I really need those particular cells)
 

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You can take a box cutter and cut a hole right in the plastic foundation, no different than wax, just a little more difficult, but not too bad. Bees will back fill just fine.
 

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It works fine with virgin wax. The older the wax and the more times it has been used to raise brood in, the harder it gets to scrape them off cleanly.
 

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Can you use a metal cylinder, heat that up and melt the wax and plastic to cut around it with a half inch margin or so? I ask as have plastic foundation and wanted to try notching for some Queens later in the season.
 

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Yes, it's possible.

It's also a royal pain, and you'll ruin more cells trying than you'll successfully remove without harm.

(This is based on experience.
I've done it, decided it's not worth the trouble,
and now I simply move the whole frame if I really need those particular cells)
Ditto
 
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