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Allen Dick <[log in to unmask]>
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Informed Discussion of Beekeeping Issues and Bee Biology <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 9 Jul 1999 10:09:31 -0600
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> The frames had a small bit of wax on them and I thought that
> my solar melter
> would be a good way to melt this off.  It did but the frames
> warped into
> unrecognisable pieces of black plastic.

The wax on the frames is beneficial as long as it is not so excessive
that it prevents handling.  The wax spurs allow the bees to climb easily
between boxes when the bee space is too great -- as it has been in many
boxes offered on the market.  It also helps attract the bees into the
frames.

allen

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