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Offline Brother Dave

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Re: Q&A with a Treatment-Free Beekeeper
« Reply #40 on: November 04, 2013, 09:15:48 PM »
Hello I have been beekeeping about 1.5 years. I have three hives and have been not using foundation. So my hives are langstroth boxes. with standard frames with comb guides. I am excited to join this forum as my work schedule does not allow me to go to my local beekeeping meetings.

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Re: Q&A with a Treatment-Free Beekeeper
« Reply #41 on: November 05, 2013, 06:11:03 AM »
Welcome Brother Dave! 

I'm nearly two hours from the closest beekeeper meetings so can appreciate the inability to attend them.  This forum can often take the place of a meeting or many meetings, depending on how much one can absorb at a sitting.  Having the ability to come and go is a real pleasure.
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Re: Q&A with a Treatment-Free Beekeeper
« Reply #42 on: November 05, 2013, 09:16:33 AM »
Hello Bro. Dave,
Welcome to the forum and I am excited to hear that you are also foundationless. Have you had a good experience with them? I  have recently bought used hives and have roughly 1200 frames, which I am cleaning and putting starter strips in. Getting ready for the 014 season. Excited!

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Re: Q&A with a Treatment-Free Beekeeper
« Reply #43 on: November 05, 2013, 04:14:05 PM »
Hi Brother Dave!

Welcome to the forum. I use a mix of foundation and foundationless. Usually, when putting a new super, I will use foundation to reduce the risk of having to do a "cut-out". I use foundationless if I have enough brood frames to interleave the new super.

Good luck and remember to keep the hives level!

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Re: Q&A with a Treatment-Free Beekeeper
« Reply #44 on: November 05, 2013, 09:07:02 PM »
Hello Bro. Dave,
Welcome to the forum and I am excited to hear that you are also foundationless. Have you had a good experience with them? I  have recently bought used hives and have roughly 1200 frames, which I am cleaning and putting starter strips in. Getting ready for the 014 season. Excited!
    I have had good luck so far It helps to really crowd them together in the middle of the box for me also adding a new frame between two good strait ones works. I did put some effort into leveling my hives that also may have helped. I also do not expect perfect looking comb.   good luck Dave

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Re: Q&A with a Treatment-Free Beekeeper
« Reply #45 on: November 30, 2014, 08:59:22 PM »
Wondering if Solomon is still on the forum and ready to answer questions.  Seems the thread got way off topic last year.  Did Solomon give up on it?

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Re: Q&A with a Treatment-Free Beekeeper
« Reply #46 on: January 26, 2015, 06:18:29 PM »
Wondering if Solomon is still on the forum and ready to answer questions.  Seems the thread got way off topic last year.  Did Solomon give up on it?

I think you can find him on facebook. At least that's what I've been told.

 

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