Linda, no kidding!!! I wonder too about it. The catalogue says to put the fastener into hot wax and fill it up basically. So, ya, wax on the outside of it, hot wax trying to get it out of the hot wax.
Maybe put the bottom of the fastener into the wax and fill it up with a little spooon or something :roll:
Likes2grill said in that previous post that he just uses a metal meat injector, like one found in the barbeque section of a hardware department. Think that is what I might check out.
Good for you Linda, your rolling along really nicely with your new bees. Best of luck with these guys.
I am down to one hive from the remaining two that I had. The weaker of my two colonies was down to about 200 bees, so basically I shook this little bunch of bees infront of the stronger colony and killed the poor old queen.
The stronger colony had about 5 frames of bees, capped brood and larvae, it is doing really well, considering I didn't think it would make it either, but looks great compared to what it did a while back.
I am getting (four) 5 frame nucs around May 5, I will be working hard this year to keep these colonies strong and healthy, ready for next year. It sounds so weird saying that I am getting ready this year for next years production. But I guess that is how it goes. Maybe I will catch some swarms this year and that will help with build up too.
I only know of one beekeeper that is close to me, that's it. So if I want to catch a "non-feral" swarm I must rely on him to not do swarm prevention methods. Have the best of the day, Linda. Cindi