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Author Topic: Drone Foundation for Mediums  (Read 1327 times)
AllanJ
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« on: March 13, 2007, 10:41:36 PM »

I have been looking for drone foundation for mediums, but can't find any..  Does anyone know where I can get some?  Or is it better to cut down some drone foundation from a deep sheet?
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2007, 10:51:04 PM »

Allan,

Just curious - are you seeking to aquire drone foundation for mite control? I have wondered how feasable that approach is (encouraging drone production to lure and kill mites)...seems like a lot of extra work for the bees for potentially minimal return.
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2007, 10:57:09 PM »

That's my goal.. thought I would give it a try. From everything I have read, it appears to work quite well if you have the time and only a few hives..
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2007, 01:19:57 AM »

What are you using in your mediums?
Plastic Foundation?
Permacomb?
Natural Strips?
Something else?

Sincerely,
Brendhan
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2007, 06:31:24 AM »

I am looking for Natural wax foundation.

Thanks.
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2007, 07:04:18 AM »

Put an empty frame in the brood nest and if they have very little to no drone comb they will fill it with drone comb.  You can also cut a deep sheet of wax drone comb in half and put it in a medium with a 2" gap at the bottom.  This works fine.  Or you can just cut the deep down to medium.

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