Foundations from a beeswax is considered to be one of the greatest inventions of beekeeping. Foundation is simply a flat sheet of beeswax that has a base of the cell, either made by casting or rolling. It has a purpose to provide the bees with a foundation on which they build their comb.
Before the foundations are made, we heat beeswax to approx. 125 degrees for a few hours. As a result of this sterilizing process, the foundations are guaranteed to be decontaminated.
Cast foundations would be very sensitive to breakage, which is why we only offer rolled foundations.
For processing, the foundations should have a temperature of 35 ° C. Which prevents it from breaking in a subsequent deformation.
Packs of 1-5 kg foundations wrapped in a neutral paper. Can be shipped in neutral carton boxes of 5-30 kg each. Each pallet has a net weight of 300-350 kg.
We can produce wired and unwired foundations of any required size. There may be differences in color and smell. A smoky smell is possible. Standard cell size 5.4 mm. Some of the most common sizes are listed below:
Technical and quality parameters
|British National (WBC) Brood||345 mm x 205 mm|
|British National (WBC) Super||345 mm x 125 mm|
|Voirnot corps||320 mm x 320 mm|
|Voirnot hausse||160 mm x 320 mm|
|Warré cadre||180 mm x 260 mm|
|DNM||195 mm x 345 mm|
|Dadant Blatt||410 mm x 270 mm||ca. 7,5 pcs/kg|
|Dadant hausse||135 mm x 410 mm||ca. 15 pcs/kg|
|Dadant Leiste||420 mm x 260 mm||ca. 8 pcs/kg|
|Langstroth||200 mm x 420 mm||ca. 10,5 pcs/kg|
|Mini Plus||195 mm x 135 mm||ca. 34 pcs/kg|
|Zander||135 mm x 390 mm||ca. 16 pcs/kg|
|Zander||390 mm x 195 mm||ca. 11 pcs/kg|