I'm a new member and a bee keeping hobbiest w/ about 3 yrs experience. Last year, I purchased some new supers and plastic frames from Mann Lake. I believe these are made in China and coated with wax (perhaps my bees don't like chinese wax?), but the bees seem to absolutely hate them. I tried mixing them between my drawn comb wood frames, but they typically over-drew the comb in the wood frames (stretching into the space of the new frames) and made very shallow comb on the plastic frames if they did anything with them at all. Many frames had the wax coating actually removed.
Either I'm doing something wrong or these frames don't work. I am contemplating recoating these frames with wax from my hives (HOW?) or pitching them and buying new. Can someone help me out with this?
FWIW, I'm in central Iowa and using Buckfast bees which have been very good to me in the past.