Category Archives: Foundationless frames

Bait hive success 2016

  Wow a great result and real thrill to be at the garden at Brentford just as a swarm arrived and moved into a bait hive I set up just that very morning. Standing in the centre of thousands of … Continue reading

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Cleaning and sterilising

Following on from the wax recovery it is time to clean and sterilise the frames and boxes ready to be reused. This would be my first time cleaning the frames so they can be reused and seemed a shame not … Continue reading

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How I make my foundationless frames

Following on from my previous post this is more detail how I make my foundationless frames. This process is easy for me as a joiner and woodworker for over 35 years, plus I have a few machines to play with … Continue reading

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The Beehive Workshop

I have been a bit busy this past seven days producing spare hives and hive parts that should take care of swarm management and perhaps possible expansion if a new apiary location presents itself. I started the process last year … Continue reading

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Top Bar Hive frames

As I borrowed the good bits from TBH’s and went foundationless in my framed hives a few years ago and have never looked back since, I thought on a slack day at work and a pile of off cuts talking … Continue reading

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Foundationless frames

As spring has started early this year in London I decided I should pull my finger out and get some frames ready for the not too far away swarm control and some comb change. I make my own frames and … Continue reading

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