My first Langstoth Hive

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by ktbearpaws, May 19, 2010.

  1. ktbearpaws

    ktbearpaws New Member

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    I am putting together my first langstroth hives. I assembled my 9 1/8" frames and ran the wire and wax foundation. My question is...." I didn't buy a spur imbedder to imbed the wire into the wax foundation, How will this effect how the bees draw out the comb if I don't embed the wire into the wax?" :confused:
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    If you only have 10 or 20 to do, use a mayonnaise jar lid, or similar. Roll it down the wire. Cut a 1X2 the correct length to lay the wax on, so you don't push it out of the frame. You only need to embed it deep enough to hold the wax straight, so it doesn't warp before they draw comb.
     

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    tecumseh New Member

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    Howdy homey! (from one of west by god's virginias native sons who long ago moved on).
     
  4. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Like Iddee said cut a pice of board that will fit between the end bars of the frame to support the foundation.

    I have used my fingernails to push the wire into the wax if I only had a couple to do and could not locate my spur wheel.

    That is also a good idea to use a jar lid, never thought of that.

    G3