B.S. National Brood, Beeswax Coated Plastic Foundation, Black
Our beeswax coated plastic foundation will stand up to season after season, extraction after extraction. The deeper cells feature textured interiors and sharper cell edges that encourage quicker acceptance.
It is recommended that this product is used in every frame location, if given the choice bees will brace against pure wax foundation.
Tip, after two seasons use a wide scrapper our ( HD-615 ) to clean the plastic foundation back to the rib, then place the box and frames back on the hive above a crown board with just one hole in the crown board open. The bees will usually clean the residue from the plastic frames leaving the plastic foundation ready to use.
If you think the frames need to be cleaned more thoroughly this can be done with either a small steam cleaner or by soaking in soda and bleach.
The plastic foundation can also be melted out at low temperature provided it is left in the frame, use some caution when using heat on the plastic foundation..
Once cleaned re coat with wax using a small sponge roller .
- Requires no reinforcement
- Impervious to wax moth damage
- Food grade plastic
- Use year after year with proper care
- Fits National brood frames
- Size 335 x 200mm
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Personally I like this stuff. Been using it a while. The bees draw it well. No nooks and crannies so makes queen and queen cell finding much easier
Very solid thicker than i expected and a bit of a gap at the sides. This is an experiment for me using plastic.
Havnt used them yet as no bees but the look good quality
Have used wired wax foundation for past 10 years so thought I would give plastic a try after reading how popular it is in the States. Time will tell ! Only minor complaint I have is the foundation could fit better in a Hoffman National frame If all the sides had plain (unstamped) edges. not just one. It would definitely make it less fiddly to fit.
This black plastic brood foundation is excellent for seeing eggs/young larva in the cells. It lasts for years and as the bees can't chew the edges away gives them fewer hiding places for queen cells therefore making swarm control easier. You need to have only this type of foundation in a hive the bees will largely refuse to draw it if wax foundation is present.