Wax Coated Plastic Frames do not require any assembly or reinforcement. Wax Coated Plastic Frames have all the features that the plastic foundation has and then some. It will not bend, break, or sag and burr comb or wax moth damage can be easily scraped off without damaging the foundation underneath. Unlike wood frames plastic frames are much easier to separate when the bees glue them together with propolis. The frame and the foundation are one piece so the frame is thinner and just as strong as a wood frame. A smaller frame means the foundation area is larger, almost 15 percent larger than with a wooden frame. Wax Coated Plastic Frames are made of injection molded plastic with preformed frame and cells with a 100% pure beeswax coating.
Wax Coated Plastic Frames are available in black or white and two sizes:
9 1/8 inch frames are used with 9 5/8 inch deep supers
6 1/4 inch frames are used with 6 5/8 inch supers
Tip - Sometimes bees need to be encouraged to accept and draw plastic frames. Once the comb is drawn the bees will use it readily year after year. Begin with a full super of ten empty frames. Spray sugar syrup on each side of the frame and allow it to partially dry so that it is thick and does not run off the frame. Place the super on the hive and the bees will do the rest.