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    Just an update: I have had my nuc for a week now...

    Just an update: I have had my nuc for a week now and I inspected it this weekend. They seem to be doing a nice job drawing out comb on the foundationless frames. Since neither was fully drawn I just...
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    Litsinger, Yeah I got them and stuck them in...

    Litsinger,

    Yeah I got them and stuck them in my hive. I haven't looked in on them but they have eaten a quart of sugar syrup in two days so they seem like they're doing ok.
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    Late last night I climbed a ladder to take a look...

    Late last night I climbed a ladder to take a look and I couldn't see that any bees were in the box anymore, just a massive beard underneath. I guess I'll try to grab them tonight if they are still...
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    I am in mid Missouri. It is supposed to be high...

    I am in mid Missouri. It is supposed to be high 60s all week but it is supposed to storm tomorrow.

    Just so we are on the same page, my nucs have the bottom board attached, so it would be...
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    Swarm Bearded on Trap

    I have a nuc ordered, but at the advice of many here I built some nucs and set them out as swarm traps.

    I actually got to watch a swarm land on my trap today. It was very cool to see!

    They...
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    Yeah, I will probably attach pieces to the edges...

    Yeah, I will probably attach pieces to the edges of the top covers so they index off the top of the hive body instead of the frames.

    I like your leg arrangement. Unfortunately I have I screened...
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    JConnolly, Thanks for taking the time to...

    JConnolly,

    Thanks for taking the time to critique my design.

    I fully agree with you on the bracing for the legs. It is strong enough right now but over time will be a weak point. I will...
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    Got it. The nuc I'm buying is supposed to come...

    Got it. The nuc I'm buying is supposed to come with a wooden nuc box that I intended to use as a swarm trap afterwords. If the timing doesn't line up right I will build one.

    I am in mid Missouri....
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    What can I say? I'm a glutton for punishment.

    What can I say? I'm a glutton for punishment.
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    My frames came at 1 3/8” (35mm). I have read from...

    My frames came at 1 3/8” (35mm). I have read from a couple of sources (I believe Micheal Bush and a top bar site) that bees prefer 1 1/4" (32mm) in the brood nest and 1 1/2" (38mm) in the honey...
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    Do you feel like the skewers help the bees draw...

    Do you feel like the skewers help the bees draw straighter comb at all or is stability the only benefit?
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    Ah I gotcha. Thanks.

    Ah I gotcha. Thanks.
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    Well if you are going to start with pictures,...

    Well if you are going to start with pictures, here is the setup I built. Obviously it still needs the exterior finished.

    Any particular reason you have to use bamboo? Would 1/8" dowel rod work or...
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    Do you just drill both sides of the frame and...

    Do you just drill both sides of the frame and glue the skewers in?
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    Got it, thanks. I have grooved frames and I cut...

    Got it, thanks. I have grooved frames and I cut out 60 degree triangular bars the length and width of the top bar and glued and nailed them to the top bars. I will definitely look in to adding some...
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    Thanks, I appreciate the help. I do realize that...

    Thanks, I appreciate the help. I do realize that there is a path of least resistance, and doing it the common way makes it a lot easier to get support.

    However, this is going to be a hobby purely...
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    This isn't really helpful at all. Maybe I fail,...

    This isn't really helpful at all. Maybe I fail, maybe I succeed. But foundationless frames are not reinventing anything. Wasn't the original Langstroth patent foundationless.

    Why is there so...
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    Installing Nuc in Horizontal Langstroth

    I will be getting my first bees this spring. I have pre ordered a local 5 frame nuc.

    I originally was thinking about doing a top bar hive but then started thinking about compatibility with other...
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