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Starter Strips?
« on: April 11, 2007, 12:12:36 AM »
I figure on one of my hives, I'm going to do a Starter Strip, Some comb for fair.

What would be the best way to do this with frames that have foundation in them already? Should I just cut the wax into a small 4 inch triangle shape for them to start from in the Middle?
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Re: Starter Strips?
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2007, 12:30:38 AM »
>What would be the best way to do this with frames that have foundation in them already?

Bare foundation?  Drawn comb?  Bare foundation, I'd probably remove it (unless it's waxed in), cut it in strips and put it back in.  Drawn comb, I'd cut all but the top row of cells out.
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Re: Starter Strips?
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2007, 07:19:28 PM »
Now see, this is a prime example of why these threads shouldn't be under diseases and pests.  This is something to do with running a hive!  I do wish this Natural and Organic Beekeeping was at least a subforum under General   :roll:

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Re: Starter Strips?
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2007, 10:34:48 PM »
Yes I agree But we are a Minority.But we are growing and GROWING.Small cell
and natural cell and no Chemicals is Good Responsible Beekeeping.What this is working with Nature Bees have been Here Longer than Us we should do what works with Nature not work agin Nature

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Re: Starter Strips?
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2007, 05:46:51 PM »
Its just bare foundation. No Drawn out comb, thanks though!
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Re: Starter Strips?
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2007, 03:45:21 PM »
Its just bare foundation. No Drawn out comb, thanks though!

I just cut the foundation down to about 1/2" and than use a hot glue gun to keep it in the top bar. Woks great!

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Re: Starter Strips?
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2007, 07:06:15 PM »
What does a starter strip look like?

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Re: Starter Strips?
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2007, 07:17:38 PM »
take a sheet of foundation and cut a 1/2-1" strip off of it (lenghtwise). that's called a starter strip-

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Re: Starter Strips?
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2007, 10:52:27 PM »
Ok and then what do you do? Hold it there with wax?

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Re: Starter Strips?
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2007, 05:09:51 AM »
you use it, as the name tells, for bees to start comb-at the right spot of course.
you just put it where a whole sheet of foundation should be.

now, i don't wanna be rude but really a lot has been said about it so..a little search would help a great deal.

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Re: Starter Strips?
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2007, 11:24:28 AM »
Ok and then what do you do? Hold it there with wax?

This post is right above your first post BeeJay. Does it answer your question?!

Its just bare foundation. No Drawn out comb, thanks though!

I just cut the foundation down to about 1/2" and than use a hot glue gun to keep it in the top bar. Woks great!

-Nathanael 8-)

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Re: Starter Strips?
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2007, 11:12:26 PM »
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Re: Starter Strips?
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2007, 10:55:38 AM »
Great link thanks everyone :)

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Re: Starter Strips?
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2007, 08:17:07 AM »
The question is here, I would guess, because using natural comb is one of those "Natural and organic beekeeping methods" and starter strips are one way to get that.
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