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  Saturday, 12 July 2014
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Did a hive check today, the two with wooden frames and wax foundation were perfect - however the two that have plastic frames are building the comb more between the frames than on the frames. Any way to remedy this or to better train them where to build? The frames were essentially all built together with honey, making it pretty impossible to move then without tearing it all apart...
8 years ago
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Any way to remedy this or to better train them ...


Yeah. Stop using plastic foundation. :)
8 years ago
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scrape out the unwanted wax and "paint" the foundation with melted wax using a basting brush or inexpensive paint brush.
This may help the bees to have a good starting point.
Also, be sure the frames are tight together when in the hive body.
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