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  1. #1
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    Question Adding empty frames to hive - pros vs. cons

    Hi!

    I want my bees to have lots of work. I heard that you can add a medium of frames without foundation of any kind. I am not looking to gain lots of honey, but to keep my bees happy and keep them at home working hard!

    I am considering adding a set of empty frames to my hive deep consisting of the brood deep hive, 1 medium full of honey, and one set of frames with 100% beeswax.

    What pros are there in doing this? Any cons?

    Please share if you have experienced attempting this before....

    Thanks! Lori

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    Default Re: Adding empty frames to hive - pros vs. cons

    If, by "empty frames" you mean foundationless then, yes, I do it all the time. Well, most of the time. I use a mostly the MannLake PF's in the brood nest and foundationless in the supers. Most of the time. You may try searching the forums for "foundationless". -js

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    Default Re: Adding empty frames to hive - pros vs. cons

    Quote Originally Posted by dixiebooks View Post
    If, by "empty frames" you mean foundationless then, yes, I do it all the time. Well, most of the time. I use a mostly the MannLake PF's in the brood nest and foundationless in the supers. Most of the time. You may try searching the forums for "foundationless". -js
    Yes, I meant foundationless. Sorry for the confusion. I think with my next medium, I will try it now that the bees have built up enough to get through winter.

    Thanks!

    Lori

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