please advise me on the best method to obtain wax from top bar hives. I am buildiing one tomorrow in a rural village in Guatemala, hoping to make a more efficient wax factory than the Langstroths used here.
Wax is becoming very expensive and beekeepers just shouldnÂ´t have to buy wax if they can produce it to make new foundation for new colonies.
Specifically, just what combs and when can they be pulled out? My intention is to heavily feed the bees throughout the rainy season hoping they will build comb.
Is it possible to continously cull the combs they build once they have achieved a proper nest size?
How much wax can realistically be expected?