Foundationless - Treatment-free inspection
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  1. #1
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    Default Foundationless - Treatment-free inspection

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    Default Re: Foundationless - Treatment-free inspection

    Nice!!
    Dont they produce such beautiful comb.
    It didnt look like they had much un/capped honey in there though. Is this going to be a problem?

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    Default Re: Foundationless - Treatment-free inspection

    Quote Originally Posted by mischief View Post
    Nice!!
    Dont they produce such beautiful comb.
    It didnt look like they had much un/capped honey in there though. Is this going to be a problem?
    We have a strong flow that's just now starting. I had to do a little bit of emergency feeding over the prior week or so, however.
    www.savebeesflorida.com (Honeybee removals and top bar hives)

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    Default Re: Foundationless - Treatment-free inspection

    PatBeek,

    Thanks for the video. I believe I see hives built from plywood or some composite wood product. Clearly the adhesives etc that come with these don't appear to be bothering your bees at all. I've decided to give natural comb a go this year, using a V top on each frame. I hope mine turns out as nice as yours. Thanks.
    Minnesota Hobbyist, as Natural as Possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by bgpeters View Post
    PatBeek,

    Thanks for the video. I believe I see hives built from plywood or some composite wood product. Clearly the adhesives etc that come with these don't appear to be bothering your bees at all. I've decided to give natural comb a go this year, using a V top on each frame. I hope mine turns out as nice as yours. Thanks.
    I use plywood nucs all the time and it doesn't seem to bother the bees. Here's a video I did on how I make foundationless out of wedge top frames. https://youtu.be/38SPvuWvVkc

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    Great video, RW. A very well-organized presentation of foundationless fundamentals. Thank you for posting.

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