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Plastic Frames vs Wood Frames w/ Plastic Foundation

Both plastic frames and wood frames w/ plastic foundation are common and both have pros and cons. Wood frames with plastic foundation is more common, and what most beekeepers prefer. But let’s examine them both so you can decide which works best for you!

Plastic frames:


  • Often cheaper
  • Slightly more room for the queen to lay


  • Can’t fix when broken
  • Tend to bend & flex more when handling
  • Can warp in direct sunlight
  • Tend to have a shorter lifespan
  • Harder to extract honey out of

Wood frames with plastic foundation:


  • Sturdy
  • Can repair if broken
  • Better aligns with the industry norm
  • Can replace foundation if it is damaged
  • Less flexible, and thus easier to handle
  • No warping or cracking with time


  • Slightly more expensive
  • Foundation can separate from wooden frame

Premier Assembled Frames

Notice the difference!

30 % more wax than average frames on the market. Specially Designed to have 10% more cells than the average frame.

  • High precision cuts
  • Unparalleled fit and finish
  • Standard outside dimensions work with any uncapper
  • Extra thick bottom bar
  • Standard width foundation sizes
  • Fits all standard equipment
  • Joints are glued and stapled 1½” (3.81 cm) resin coated staples
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