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late season swarms

 
kent smith
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Location: Pennsylvania
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I had 3 calls today to come and get swarms today from neighbors. I will let them draw out some foundation for the next month as the nectar flow tapers off then combine them into some weaker hives. Still amazed that there are so many swarm as the fall weather is starting.

I am working on building a mill for forming foundation out of a gypsum cement. anyone here have any experience in making their own wax foundation?

kent
 
Olin Tlaloc
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Here's a great video from Don Kutchenmeister Making Wax Foundation

I've tried this method but I didn't emboss my sheets, just ran them blank and the bees did fine. Now I let my bees draw out their comb without the aid of foundation.
 
Nicholas Mason
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Location: Colton Or
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Good luck with the bees. You are going to have to feed them all winter. Not that it isn't worth it. If I had a swarm I would totally take them in and feed them for the winter.
 
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