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Link for PDF Beekeeping For All- by Emile Warre 2 Replies

Started by Ivy Bullard. Last reply by Raymond Espinoza Feb 8, 2015.

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Comment by Samuel Lopez on May 4, 2017 at 7:06am

Jeremy- my semi-frames have wax applied to the starter strip and so I would echo Rhett's statement about applying wax to your wedge style top bars.

Comment by Rhett Renoud on May 3, 2017 at 3:00pm

You're welcome, I'm glad that I can help!  I'm sure everyone has their own unique method for application.  Do what works best for you.  I started out by using a cheap brush.  Beeswax isn't the easiest to work with.  I now melt a large pan of wax and dip my comb guides.  I have found that method to be the easiest and I don't have to worry about gumming up brushes.

    

Comment by Jeremy Nelson on May 3, 2017 at 2:47pm

Any feedback works- Thanks Rhett

Ill be asking both of you from now on! LOL

Just a paint brush kind of application??? 

Comment by Rhett Renoud on May 3, 2017 at 2:43pm

I'm not Sam, but I can answer your question.  It's best to apply some wax to them.  It encourages the bees to build straight comb. 

Comment by Jeremy Nelson on May 3, 2017 at 2:13pm

Sam- I have wedge style top bars- pine_warre_top_bars_ea5ae41a-c67f-4ca0-a3a5-e213ec47f4d2_2000x.jpg

Do I need to wax these before adding to the Warre or will they be ok without?

Comment by Rhett Renoud on April 9, 2017 at 4:50pm

Free Bees!  I'm jealous!  Wow, our bees don't start swarming here for another month.  Thanks for the update!  How large would you guess the entrance is on the wall?     

Comment by Gavin McCullough on April 9, 2017 at 4:31pm

Comment by Gavin McCullough on April 9, 2017 at 4:30pm

They formed a smallish bee ball about 20 feet up in a cedar tree in the backyard...they only stayed an hour or two before flying off...so I guess they found a new home somewhat close.

Comment by Gavin McCullough on April 9, 2017 at 4:28pm

oh well...no hive yet, but the wall bees decided to swarm yesterday...so I will have to hope they swarm again this summer (they always swarm once, often twice).

https://www.facebook.com/gavin.mccullough.33/videos/1794134803936101/

Comment by Gavin McCullough on March 30, 2017 at 6:13pm
Thx!
 

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