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2 yr old foundation. OK to still use?

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mortabre 

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I have some old foundation.
Was bought about 2 or 3 years ago and has been stored in the cellophane.
Will it still be OK to use? Or is that not a good idea?
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give the sheets a once over with a hairdrier - seems to make it less brittle and more acceptable to the bees
 

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5 yeas are OK. You need to do nothing to them.

Of course when you setup them into frames 25C temp is needed that what ever foundation is soft to handle and it lays evenly on wires.
 

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Many thanks for the input. I'll definitely give the hairdryer a go!
 

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