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Drone Full depth plastic frame - coated

Drone Full depth plastic frame - coated
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Varroa capture/kill sacrificial drone frame
$5.55
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In its simplest terms, varroa prefer to lay in larger drone brood because of the longer gestation time of the larvae and pupae.  Attract the varroa to a drone frame, then once capped, remove the frame, freeze for several days, then thaw out and replace. The dead drone larvae and varroa parasites in the comb will be cleaned out by the hive bees, and new drone eggs layed and the cycle continues.  This non-chemical method of killing varroa has been shown to reduce the mite load by up to 20% on its own.

Get two frames for each hive, so that while one is in the freezer the other is in the hive doing the job of attracting varroa to capture and kill. Keep those drone frames working!

This frame is already coated with beeswax, ready for the bees to draw the comb.  Or you can buy drone frames uncoated and coat the frames with beeswax yourself.  Check out our uncoated plastic drone frames.

We also sell Drone Beeswax foundation, both in sheet form, or already embedded in full depth and 3/4 depth frames.  These will do the same job as the the plastic drone frame, and can be reused over and over again.

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Full depth plastic frame - uncoated
$3.10
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This is the "one only" price. For high volumes the price could be as low as $1.95 per frame.
3/4 depth plastic frame - uncoated
$2.95
excl GST
This is the "one only" price. For high volumes the price could be as low as $1.85 per frame.
3/4 depth plastic frame - coated
$3.65
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This is the "one only" price. For high volumes the price could be as low as $2.55 per frame.
Drone Full depth plastic frame - uncoated
$4.80
excl GST
Varroa capture/kill sacrificial drone frame