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  1. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Looking at dozens of videos on making top bars I have not seen much on using a 1"+ wax foundation melted into a groove in the top bar. Would this be a royal pain in the rear or is it a workable system? After making about 20 bars with tongue depressors glued into them... ugh my saw blade is...
  2. Bee Forum
    I'm assembling my first two hives and had some questions on wiring wood frames with wax foundation. The wire kinks easily when I am wiring the frames. I tried to pull it out straight and it just broke the wire. Will the kinks matter once it is embedded in the wax foundation? How tight...
  3. Equipment/Hardware
    I have some unused wax foundation that is about 2 years old. It seems very brittle and does not have that new "waxy" feel to it really anymore. Does anyone have any opinion on whether or not it is okay to still use this foundation? I worry once they start to build off it, the foundation may...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    Hello All, I have another question in my 'trial by fire' beekeeping experience: I bought all my equipment from one supplier who said I did not need to wire the frames horizontally. So they sold me the side pins and that's how I put together my frames. They didn't mention 2 pins per side, so...
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