Uploaded by Chris McCoy on July 20, 2013 at 12:09
I show how I trim plastic frames to 1 1/4 inch width for narrow frame beekeeping.
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.
HOW COME ALL BEE KEEPERS HAVE A WORK SHOP WITH ALL THE EQUIP.?
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!
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.
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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