National Super Foundation, Yellow Beeswax Coated Plastic
Currently available in BLACK only
Requires no reinforcement, slips easily into a national super frame.
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.
Size: 335mm x 125mm
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 scraper 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
About this item
Brilliant- much better than the ones with wire. Bees accept it fine even when they're used to the all wax type.
foundation was to big for frames but cut off half inch to make themfit
My bees have been on plastic foundation for a year now and appear to treat it better than wax foundation drawing good comb on them. Good service from Bee Equipment. Very happy.
this foundation seems fine and the bees are happy to work it. I wonder how easy it will be to clean come winter tidy up
I use plastic foundation in all my hives. Once the bees are given no choice but to use plastic foundation the take to it easily.
Will never go back to wax.