Welcome to Tasos' beeswax foundation press!
This is the place to buy bees wax foundation presses, in a reasonable price. Our price is 370€, including shipping.
Plate material: Aluminium
Mold material: Silicon
Apron material: PVC (helps draw the wax off easily)
Foundation size: Langstroth
Cooling system: Air cooled (2 low noise fans, one on each plate, 230 V, 17 watts, 96 cubic meters per hour each)
Leveling: 4 adjustable legs
Cycle time: 1,5 - 2 min
Total weight: 6,2 kilos
Storage: Do not store the mold outdoors, as exposure to sunlight and excessive humidity will cause rapid deterioration of the rubber.
Wax foundation or honeycomb base is a plate made of wax with the base of the honeycomb. It is used in beekeeping to give the bees a foundation on which they can build the honeycomb.
Wax foundation is considered one of the most important inventions in modern beekeeping.
Honeycomb built on wax foundation has important advantages over natural honeycomb:
Bees make the honeycomb more quickly, and therefore can spend less energy on making the honeycomb and more on making honey.
The number of drone cells is lessened, which reduces the number of drones.
The cells have thicker bottoms, and thus the honeycomb is stronger and can withstand impacts, heat and centrifugation better
The beekeepers who use their own wax to produce their wax foundation, can be sure that their wax foundation is natural and free of diseases, paraffin and chemicals for bee-treatment.
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