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10 Pack - Shallow PLASTIC Foundation - White

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Love wooden frames but hating wiring foundation? Plastic foundation is the thing for you. Pierco has introduced this plastic foundation especially for wooden frames--equal quality to their high-quality one-piece frames. These are ideal for installing in old wooden frames and are less work than a crimp-wired style--less cleaning! Comes coated with beeswax and works best with grooved top bars. Shallow foundation is not manufactured because of little demand so we cut down medium foundation to size.


Wondering which color is better? We get that question all the time, and there is no right answer. Because bees work in the dark, they don't care about the color of the frames/foundation. Here is how we choose the color in our hives: We use black in all of our brood chambers because, when inspecting brood development, it is easier to see the eggs against a dark background. For our honey supers, we use either color. Some beekeepers prefer the look of capped honey against a light background. We believe capped honey looked great against any background.


Pierco Shallow Foundation Measures 4-3/4" x 16-3/4"

  • Material: Plastic
  • Condition: New
  • Length: 17
  • Width: 2
  • Height: 5
  • Item Weight: 2.35   lb
  • Date Introduced by Betterbee, Inc.: 9/1/1979
  • Item Color: White
  • Foundation Material: Plastic/Beeswax Coated
  • Communication Holes: No
  • Wired Foundation: No
  • Need to Crosswire: No
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Thick Edge

The shallow pierco foundation appears to be the medium foundation trimmed down for the shallow frames. As a result one edge is very thick and doesn't work well with groove/groove frames. It works great with wedge/groove frames, however. Aside from that, my bees do very well with Pierco foundation. Recently a friend of mine had wax moth infestation, completely overtaking his hives. The foundation cleaned up well and he's reusing it with great results.

Clyde Wiley

Titusville, PA

5/25/2012