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  1. Bee Forum
    I started a few hives from nucs this spring and am experimenting with foundationless frames. About half the frames in my hives are foundationless, the rest are plastic foundation. The bees are drawing out the foundationless frames fantastically and, as expected, making a fair amount of drone...
  2. Diseases and Pests
    Hi all, I did a hive inspection this morning and I pulled off some comb (it got crushed when I removed the frame because it stuck out too much) that had a lot of capped drone brood when I opened it around 40% to 60% of the drone larva had mites on them. I have not seen mites on any of the others...
  3. Bee Forum
    When you allow the bees to build comb in foundationless frames you'll find that they build mainly worker size comb in the brood nest and mainly drone size comb outside the brood nest where it's used for honey storage for the majority of the year. This is especially noticeable in a horizontal...
  4. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Did a hive inspection this morning and saw an entire comb of drone brood. I've never read anything about this. What should I do with it....?? Move it to the end of the brood nest, so they can back fill it with honey?? The hive is definitely queen right. I saw the queen as well as various...
  5. Bee Forum
    Has anyone heard of this? As explained to me by my father (still beekeeping in Ireland) who learned it from his grandfather. Having the frames parallel to the entrance (current langstroths are perpendicular) with the frame closest to the entrance being 3 inches shorter than the others. The...
  6. Bee Forum
    Hey there, Going through the hives today, I can see that the queen has ceased production of drones, and there are not many remaining in their cells. There are only a smattering of capped drone cells throughout the hives. My question: In the last couple of weeks of drone production in the...
  7. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    hey all, as some of you may know, pierco makes a green drone comb frame for deep boxes to help with varroa control. http://www.pierco.net/products_dronecomb.htm my question: does anyone know if a similar product exists for medium boxes? thanks, beeme13
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