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  1. #1
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    Nov 2012
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    Columbia, Maryland. U.S.A.
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    Default Homemade foundation experiment has begun

    Transferred 2 week old swarm from bait hive 2 Alpine hive this afternoon. Good brood pattern, plenty of stores. New box is 4 foundationless frames and 4 frames w/ alum. screen pulled through wax. Will post results.
    Cheers,
    Drew
    "Nature does nothing uselessly." Aristotle

  2. #2
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    Apr 2012
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    Arlee MT USA
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    Default Re: Homemade foundation experiment has begun

    I don't see the point but it will be interesting to see what happens.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Bexar County, Texas
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    15

    Default Re: Homemade foundation experiment has begun

    I wonder if there were any results to report for using aluminum window screen coated with wax as a substitute for dimensional hexagonal foundation.

    Sure, there were naysayers, but I thought it was a good idea for an experiment because coated screen would have a texture, unlike a smooth wax sheet. (Would the arbitrary weave texture be a barrier to acceptance? / Would the great strength of the aluminum wire allow frame size to practically be increased to sizes never before practical? / Would the thermal conductivity of the aluminum screen help or hinder the efforts of bees to maintain hive temperature...)

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