Trimming PF120 Plastic Frames to 1 1/4 – Narrow Frame Beekeeping

I show how I trim plastic frames to 1 1/4 inch width for narrow frame beekeeping.

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TheOhioCountryboy says:

I bought the equipment before I became a beekeeper. The tools beekeepers don’t have, they buy because they can pay for the tool with the money they save by building their own stuff.

jannassary . says:

HOW COME ALL BEE KEEPERS HAVE A WORK SHOP WITH ALL THE EQUIP.?

chuckarama451 says:

Interesting and very simple. Going to give it a try. For some reason I think I expected the table saw would just shatter the plastic… Thanks!

TheOhioCountryboy says:

My bees seem to take to Mann Lake’s PF series small cell plastic frames with little problem, although my bees are all regressed or partially regressed. With a strong hive and a strong nectar flow, bees seem to draw out most plastic frames. I have found that it helps to paint an extra layer of wax on Pierco frames. As a last resort to getting a plastic frame drawn nicely, put it between two frames of capped brood.

Scott1844 says:

What are your secrets to getting the bees to drawn wax on the plastic? The bees I have like the wax foundation much better than the plastic.

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