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Why spend your time assembling frames when you could be working with your bees and selling honey? These frames are a great labor saving device, and we like them enough to use them in our own beeyards. There is no assembly required, but we feel there is a better acceptance by the bees if extra beeswax is brushed or rolled onto the frames (See Hint 1 below).
Pierco frames feature: • No assembly required. • Reinforced frame ears minimizes breakage • 10% more brood area/honey production • Damaged combs can be scraped clean and reused • Standard size works with any uncapper • Consistent and uniform cell depth - less drone comb
Hint 1: These frames are pre-coated with beeswax. We have found adding additional wax greatly improves the acceptance of these frames by the bees and the rate they draw them out. We suggest melting beeswax and applying it with a small paint roller or brush. You will need 1 to 1-1/2 pounds of wax for 10 deep frames and 2/3 that amount for mediums. For safety reasons, beeswax needs to be melted in a double boiler or crockpot.
We are investigating getting the manufacturer to add extra wax to these frames and will hopefully have frames with more wax applied in the future. We will also be running some trials with extra wax on our colonies this season. We want to determine how critical it is to fully cover the frames and determine the optimal amount of wax to coat the frames with.