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  1. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    A while back, squarepeg suggested others should chronicle their experiences in treatment-free beekeeping. After seeing his recent post on winter preparation, I am reminded to post my own. I only have a few years’ experience with little success so far. I've made just about every mistake I...
  2. Equipment/Hardware
    I am going to try one or two polystyrene hives in 2019. I have been looking at them online but have not seen them in person. Just looking, the Superior Bee poly hive looks to be a copy of the Finish made Bee Box. Has anyone actually handled these both or compared them? Surprising is the...
  3. Equipment/Hardware
    I am interested in trying a poly hive. Ideally, I would like to run 8 frame mediums to match all my existing equipment. It seems like I have three options: 1. Find a supplier (So far, no luck) Is there a supplier that makes them? 2. Alter an existing poly hive like a Beemax. If I can get...
  4. Bee Forum
    For those that use polystyrene hives (ours are Bee Box/Paradise) how do you over winter? I’ve read some posts suggesting leaving the bottom screen wide open for ventilation. If the hives are on the ground the open venting may be fine but on a open stand, off the ground it seems like too much...
  5. Bee Forum
    So over the last couple of weeks I've been building a solar wax melter based mostly on the plans found here on the Bee Source website. It's a bit wider than the plans (28 inches) so I can fit a queen excluder inside, but about the same length as the plans (33 inches)". The glazing is...
  6. Bee Forum
    Does anyone have experience with this kind of hives? I have just got the idea of making polystyrene hives, like this guy does http://www.pcelinjak.com/content/view/899/186/ http://www.pcelarstvo-nahl.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=36 Easier to get here than wood and almost no tools needed except...
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