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Offline daven8er

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Basic hive.
« on: July 02, 2010, 09:31:13 PM »
I have TBH's but want to do a Langstroth hive. I would like to keep it light, no foundation, and a basic hive. Any suggestions would be great!

I went out to look at a hive, they were washboarding, stepped in to take a closer look...BAM! right in the throat! Guess I wont do that again!


Offline VolunteerK9

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Re: Basic hive.
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2010, 11:15:37 PM »
Go for it then! I started 6 out of 7 packages without foundation in April and they are all doiing great. Built my hive bodies out of both pine and cyprus. The cyprus tends to be a little heavier though.

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Re: Basic hive.
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2010, 05:18:34 AM »
I love my foundationless eight frame mediums...
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Re: Basic hive.
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2010, 09:59:11 PM »
I set up a foundation-less 8 frame deeps this year. just for chits and giggles against my tbh's.