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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Top Bars Wax Stripes

I have seen on you tube a beekeeper making wax stripes on his top bars using cotton string and melting wax on it with the small wellder used by electricians. Smart :) Without these bees might build a comb over a few top bara making comb management impossible. Giving them a dirrection is very important.

1 comment:

  1. a little update on this one. I love this way of making wax starters. I did it on my second Kenya Top Bar Hive and the prime swarm I placed in it built in no time 13 perfectly streight combs according to the wax stripes I melted onto the top bars :) Will stay with this method