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  1. #1
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    Default Trying to figure out what kind of hive I have.

    I caught some wild/feral bees, made a hive and some frames, started with just bees no wax no comb not anything, my frames are rectangular that are open on the inside with a few lines of thread between them [==] <- is about what they look like. my bees filled them in with wax now, so they are a rectangle filled with comb, they live in their hive, and do their thing, I have never "fed" them, haven't ever added anything to the hive (chemical or else-wise) and about the only thing I've ever done that was not natural was killed a few wax moths I saw hanging out by my hive and crushed a few SHB when I checked on my bees. I also have a wax moth trap hanging in a tree about 40 feet from my hive. I am wondering what category of Bee keeping do I fall into? Thanks for the help.

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    Default Re: Trying to figure out what kind of hive I have.

    Can't say.

    What is your wax moth trap like?
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: Trying to figure out what kind of hive I have.

    a banana peel rotting in water, inside of a 2 liter bottle with a hole in the side of the bottle.

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    Default Re: Trying to figure out what kind of hive I have.

    > I am wondering what category of Bee keeping do I fall into?

    The 'frugal' category.

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    Default Re: Trying to figure out what kind of hive I have.

    If you fall into a category, you might just be clumsy.

    Crazy Roland with a Crazy answer

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    Default Re: Trying to figure out what kind of hive I have.

    I wouldn't say I'm "Frugal" as my reason is not that I wish to save money, I have no problems spending, I think bees have gotten by just fine in nature without human intervention and since I am not commercially producing anything I think that they can continue on their natural life-cycle without my interference.

    "fall into"

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    Default Re: Trying to figure out what kind of hive I have.

    You are just a naturalist, which is cool. I too run feral bees. I am into saving the feral bees in my area. They are really sweet and do well, when we are not in a major drought. Then I feed them, to help them after a cut-out, or etc. Check it out: http://www.daddysbees.com

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    Default Re: Trying to figure out what kind of hive I have.

    I like this thread - my kinda beekeeping
    Time to be a gypsy again, 2014 will be my prep year, my bees want a better area with actual rainfall.

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