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    Re: removing foundation

    Walter T Kelley sells what they call "foundationless frames". The top bar of the frame has a part that sticks down to serve as a comb guide. Below is a link to the medium size. I have some and...
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    Re: Extra Deep Brood - Use 2 Mediums?

    I'm considering a brood chamber that I never extract so that wouldn't be a problem. However right now I'm a crush and strain person anyway so it double doesn't matter :)
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    Extra Deep Brood - Use 2 Mediums?

    With this talk of the old style extra deep or jumbo brood boxes has anyone considered using 2 medium boxes with frames that go all the way down to the bottom of the 2nd medium? That way you would...
  4. Re: Simplified Inch Dimensions & Using As Bait Hive

    Wow I never realized the metric system has been in use that long.
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    This may sound like a dumb question but was France using the metric system in the days of Warre? If not does anyone have the original inch dimensions?

    Also has anyone considered making comb guide...
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    I have been moving to foundation-less frames. I have some woodworking skills and the Warre looks like something I could build easily as I expand the number of hives I have.
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    Inner Cover - Home for Ants?

    I have a telescoping/inner cover and all it has ever done for me is provide a home for ants between the inner and outer cover. I'm in S.E. MI is there anything it will do for me? I'm back to using...
  8. Re: Simplified Inch Dimensions & Using As Bait Hive

    Then why are the bars in a Warre hive almost 1/2" apart?
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    I think what is important is the bee space which I understand is (optimally) 3/8". These plans have just short of 1/2" between the bars which is a bit more than "bee space".
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    Yeah I saw the plans on the biobees site, however there has to be a way to simplify some of the measurements. I just don't know what dimensions are critical. For example the height of the boxes is...
  11. Simplified Inch Dimensions & Using As Bait Hive

    Hello,

    I am a somewhat new beekeeper (yet to have my first successful over winter) using standard Langstroth hives. I am interested in trying a Warre hive but have to believe there is a simpler...
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    Did I Accidentally Make Creamed honey?

    Hello,

    I cut the comb out of 3 frames that had overwintered in the hive and crushed it with my hands and put it in a paint strainer bag suspended over a 6 gallon bucket and let is sit in my...
  13. Starting a new hive with foundation-less frames

    Hello,

    I prefer the foundation-less frames so that bees can build whatever size cells they want and since I'm just a backyard beekeeper want to just cut the comb out of the frame and do a crush...
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    Re: sceening for bottom boards

    The Ace Hardware in my area was willing to order in a roll of 1/8" hardware cloth (why wire mesh is called cloth I'll never know) and sell it to me by the foot.
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    Re: My Bees seam to like foundationless Frames

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    Re: My Bees seam to like foundationless Frames

    Since I have been a beekeeper for two months now, nothing I say can be taken as conclusive evidence of anything :) Ill look again in another week and see if they have done anything on the frames...
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    My Bees seam to like foundationless Frames

    I got a 5 frame nuc about June first and for 6 weeks they didn't draw out any comb. I then put in a foundationless frame and in two weeks they had completely filled the frame (except for a little in...
  18. Thread: Building Frames

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    Building Frames

    I got 20 of the foundationless frames from Kelly Bees. The were nice enough to include the nails, however since I have both a air brad nailer and stapler. Can anyone guide me on what to use with...
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    Going Foundationless?

    I would like to go with foundationless frames. I got a deep nuc of 5 frames and currently have it in the middle of a deep hive with frames that contain foundation in them. How do I switch over to...
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    Re: What is the inner cover for?

    Why do migratory covers not get stuck to the frames, but a telescoping cover can?
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    Re: dovetail deeps and supers

    For simplicity you might want to try a drawer lock bit for you router. Assuming you have a router of course.
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    What is the inner cover for?

    Can someone explain to me what the inner cover is for and why does it have that hole in it? So far for me it is just a place for ants between the inner and outer cover.
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    Labeled Pictures

    Does someone have pictures of comb labeled with things like brood, drone capped honey....

    I've seen them before but can't find it.
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    Can I put two hives next to each other

    I currently have one hive on a stand I built that is about a foot off of the ground. Can I put a 2nd hive on it? The hives would be about 2' apart.
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    Ants between inner and outer cover

    I'm a new beekeeper and have only had my hive less than a week. I pulled off the outer cover and saw about 100 ants with eggs on top of the inner cover. I brushed them off but want to know if this...
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