Sunday, April 3, 2011

DC Honeybees TV - Checking Out Our Foundationless Frame Progress

We hived our two packages last week in supers set up with our foundationless frames found here.  We had some problems with the rig as the horizontal beeswax strip softened in the warm hive and the bees dragged it down.  The simple solution was to remove the excess strip beyond the craft stick and have them build from the center of the top bar, out.

Our new rig will eliminate the horizontal wax strip, and will substitute three craft sticks glued in place with super glue.

After eight days, the bees have been vary industrious.  Check out this video to see their progress:

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