Beeswax coated plastic foundation - does it work?

The simple answer is yes.

We use plastic foundation in plenty of our hives and the truth is the bees love it. They will happily draw out comb on plastic as they would on wax.

Plastic Foundation in a beehive

Now given the choice they will choose wax. So don't give them that choice!

Plastic foundation in a beehive

So what about the colour of the plastic?

Bees don't care about this either. We sell much more yellow super and black brood foundation than the other way around - but bees will put their stores in black and lay in yellow without complaining!

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