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  1. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    I would like to move 10 hives of commercial bees from 10 frame deep boxes into 8 frame mediums and start regressing them/naturalizing them and do it chemical, wax and plastic foundation free. Any advise or have I inhaled to much smoke?:lpf: Oh and they're showing up next week :eek:
  2. Welcome Forum
    Hello all! I am located in the outskirts of Louisville, KY and I am a new hobby beekeeper. Primarily for gardening purposes. I'm looking for some feedback regarding "narrow frames" and possibly regressing bee size to small cell bees. The following is an explanation of my setup - or soon to be...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    It's just about time for me to add my second deep brood box this coming weekend. Right now I have standard foundation (not sure the exact size) in my first brood box. I did some reading about the potential benefits of small-cell and would like to give it a try. So my question is this: Can I...
  4. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    Hello I am in the process of regressing my colonies for foundation-less bee keeping.. All my bees seem very hardy and were splits from what appears to bee a strong locally adapted hive I have had for about 3 years. These original bees seem to be resistant, so I began to make splits in the...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    Hi all, first time poster, soon to be new beekeeper, please keep this in mind as you reed my plan for regression. I'll be getting a nuc early next year and I want to get them on Mann Lake PF100 small cells. I'll leave out the "minor" details so this post won't run forever. My plan is to block...
  6. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    Hello folks- I am picking up a nuc of russian mongrels in 2 days. I failed at starting a package on 4.9 wax foundation. I have 20 frames made up. I also have 5.4 foundation made up. The nuc is started on 5.4. How do I go about regressing it towards 4.9? Do I need to quick order 5.1...
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