Tag Archives: foundationless frames

Frame Rehab

Re-working old frames can be tedious, especially if you attempt to put new foundation in them. This task is greatly simplified by switching to foundationless. The most difficult part is getting the old comb and foundation out of the frame. … Continue reading

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Frames Revisisted

In beekeeping catching swarms is the most exciting thing I do. It’s pretty much all I want to think and talk about because it’s interesting.  It has been a LONG time since I have discussed tasks I don’t like as … Continue reading

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Leave those traps out there…..

It’s July the 1st. Where has 2013 gone? I have done an extremely poor job keeping you up to date with the goings on around here. Swarming was muted a little in May due to cooler than normal temperatures and … Continue reading

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Winter work continues

On the list for 2013 is getting a bunch more hive equipment ready. Thanks to the strength of the honey sales from fall 2012 more deeps and supers could be purchased without going into the RED. Due to all of … Continue reading

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Latest Experiment – Attempting to use NO wire in deep foundation-less frames.

Earlier in the week I had a post on experimentation.  This is the one I will be working on next. Problem: For two years, I have been stringing hundreds of foundationless frames with wire to give the wax extra support. … Continue reading

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After work work

Things have slowed somewhat with my traps.  Last night I hived a strangler, Trap03, after I got off work.  It came from a new site.  There had been a hit on it previously this spring.  “On 5/13 – HIT, but the … Continue reading

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Trap-out update

It has been a while since I posted on the progress of the trap-out.  On 5/4 a single frame of open brood was placed in the TOB.  This was done in hopes of enticing the queen out of the block … Continue reading

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Hanging of Swarm Traps

I realized recently that I hadn’t scheduled How I Hang a Swarm Trap for publishing yet.  If you are interested take a look at it and get some traps out there. A lot of beekeepers think that the swarm season … Continue reading

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Loading Swarm Traps

Now that I finally have some Swarm Trap Plans posted it is time to think about the next step.  The traps need to be loaded prior to deployment. The directions for How I Load Swarm Traps can be found under How To… in the … Continue reading

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Getting Framed

Tis’ the season to be working on bee-ware.  Given the bad weather I took the opportunity to get some inside work done.  I caught up on some back episodes of The-Self-Sufficient Gardener Podcast which was nice.  The episode on Potatoes … Continue reading

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