Silicone matrices with the new cell geometry
to build foundation molds
Examples of molds that have been made by beekeeper friends with matrices of ResistantBees.
A milestone for small cell, treatment-free beekeeping
In the last 6 months we could supply worldwide more than 100 beekeepers with small cell silicone matrices, so they could build their own, small-cell foundation mold. And to our great surprise it spreads now around the world.
First, some colleagues will wonder why we now offer silicone matrices. The answer is quite simple.
The growing group of beekeepers, who work with small cells following the system of Ed&Dee Lusby, urgently need perfect foundation in small cell size. And above all, we can not rely on conventional wax, because almost all the wax is high contaminated by the chemicals that are applied in the bee hives. Thus every beekeeper urgently needs its own wax cycle.
The new cell geometry
Dee Lusby writes in her webpage that one should use
foundation without pronounced cell walls.
Well I made tests and to my surprise came out the following:
I added to several hives complete supers with 11 frames. Alternating foundations with the new cell geometry and foundation like the swedish model, which has cell imprints similar to what is used anywhere. A swedish, a new one, a swedish, a new one ……. all the box like this. It was used the same wax and the same cell dimensiones between 4,8 and 4,85mm.
All this with a good nectar flow.
Next day all the hives had built combs in the frames with foundation of the new geometry and the swedish ones were not built.
In order to make it possible that every hobbyist can build his own foundation mold, we now offer silicone matrices with the new cell geometry.
Infos about our silicone matrices
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