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  1. Bee Forum
    I'm a newbie who just got started with his first two nucs. @michaelbush sold me on the whole medium boxes full of foundationless frames idea, so I'm in the process of converting from the plastic deeps the bees came on to natural mediums. Alright, so there's the setup, here's the problem: One...
  2. Equipment/Hardware
    I'm hoping for some explicit guidance on how I might be able to get a few hives converted to small cell foundation. I have been happy with my overwinter survival rates since I started using oxalic acid vaporization and northern-adapted queen bees (9 for 9 this past winter in New Haven, CT). My...
  3. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    Hello Maine Bee keeps etc. Ongoing Conversion Question: Any advice about moving bees up from bottom deeps to the upper mediums? I have been following Michael Bush's approach to go to lighter equipment so I took one of my colonies in the early spring that was a deep Langstroth configuration...
  4. Bee Forum
    I'm a second year beek, living in in the 'burbs. I have one TBH that I built. For several reasons, I am looking at switching to a Long Box Hive. Has anyone else done this? Any ideas/advice on how the switch could be accomplished? I think I get how to move the comb - I'd would cut the comb off...
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