Small Cell 5.1 mm Medium 5 5/8" X 16 3/4" Crimp Wired Long Hook - 25 lbs / Approx 275 Sheets

$212.15
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F353003SC5

Cell size is 5.1mm (5 5/8 inch wired foundation).

Why a 5.1? Many recommend a transition from the standard 5.4 to the 4.9 cell foundation allowing the bees to adjust more readily and help avoid the erratic comb drawing that can occur with a direct downsizing from the 5.4 to the 4.9 thus a middle step with the 5.1

If you are an experienced beekeeper who likes to experiment and want to move ahead of the chemical control crowd with your honey bee management, this may be for you. Size 5 5/8 x 16 3/4 inches, LH wired for added stability.

COLD WEATHER ALERT:
Foundation will freeze and crumble if shipped at temperatures below 38 degrees F. We will hold orders until temperature is above 38 degrees F. If buyer instructs we will ship at buyers risk with no return for damaged foundation.

Cell size is 5.1mm (5 5/8 inch wired foundation).

Why a 5.1? Many recommend a transition from the standard 5.4 to the 4.9 cell foundation allowing the bees to adjust more readily and help avoid the erratic comb drawing that can occur with a direct downsizing from the 5.4 to the 4.9 thus a middle step with the 5.1

Suggested for use by experienced beekeepers only. Varroa Mite have a hard time reproducing on worker brood raised in small cell comb. Those beekeepers who on their own have tried this technique report good results, with varroa screens and drone foundation. Switching a colony of honey bees to small cell comb can be hard if not done at the correct time of the year. Honey bees first start major brood rearing in the Spring or right after swarming. The beekeeper should introduce 10 frames of small cell foundation per brood chamber. So, if you are an experienced beekeeper who likes to experiment and want to move ahead of the chemical control crowd with your honey bee management, this may be for you. Size 5 5/8 x 16 3/4 inches, LH wired for added stability.

Ship wt. 33 lbs. (Approx. 11 sheets per lb.)

COLD WEATHER ALERT:
Foundation will freeze and crumble if shipped at temperatures below 38 degrees F. We will hold orders until temperature is above 38 degrees F. If buyer instructs we will ship at buyers risk with no return for damaged foundation.

More Information
Shipping Type Free Shipping
Hive Depth Compatible Medium
Wire Hook Long Hook
Treatment Type Varroa Mite
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