Our Frames with foundation are molded here in the U.S. from food grade plastic in one piece and coated with beeswax. Pull them from the box and put them right into your supers and onto your bees. Standard deep 9-1/8" frames to fit our Hive Bodies offered in black. SOLD INDIVIDUALLY.
The small compartment like grooves on the edge of the frame give the SHB optimal places to hide from bees.
I would stick to the wooden frames.
- Luis, GA
Good. Sort of!
I used these on my first hives. The bees seemed to take to them however they tended to build away from the plastic toward the ends. Ive since tried regular wired foundation on the next brood box up. They drew that out fast and still I have spots on my bottom plastic foundation that is not drawn fully. Its good for a long term hands off frame. I would put another layer of wax on both sides of the frame, this might help them draw normally on the edges.
- J. Mosher, CO
9-1/8 plastic frame & foundation
Great as a brood chamber system, once comb is drawn out. A little sugar water sprayed on this product helps acceptance.
- Brian, CT
Plastic Frame & Foundaton
The up side is that these foundations and frames do not fall apart. We all hate when a top bar comes loose from wooden frames when you are working your bees, and I dont care how many nails and if you glue them together, the wooden frames get old and fall apart.
Secondly, I know that plastic will over time fall apart if left in the sun, but if the frames stay in the hive. I believe they should last forever.
They warp and bend slightly when full of honey. Also, the bees do not like them as much as wax foundation, and will ignore them until they run out of space and are forced to use them. Another problem is when you give them nothing but plastic frames in there supers, they will build at times odd and misshapen comb. I still like them better than wood. Once you got comb built, there is no acceptance problems.