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Location: Duluth

PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:20 pm    Post subject: Beginning beekeeping questions Reply with quote

Hello everyone,

I found a person about 4 and half hours that sells a complete Langstroth beehive for $350 including a nuc.
He said that he has a plastic liner in the fountain frame, but he could give me wax liners. How would I do that with bees on the frame, which assuming I can't. I would have to wait until harvesting the honey, then take the plastic off and put the wax on if I am correct? I was wanting foundationless frames so that I could just cut the honey comb all the way out. Where would I put the bees when converting it over to foundationless from foundation? If I had the plastic in the Frames, would I get any comb or do I need the wax liners? Would I get as much comb with the foundation frames then the foundationless frames?

I am a beginner at beekeeping and do not have any bees or equipment.
I live in Slidell, Louisiana, but the bees will be in the rural area Pearl River, Louisiana.

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