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3/4 Depth wooden Mahurangi frame with Drone beeswax sheet - Assembled

3/4 Depth wooden Mahurangi frame with Drone beeswax sheet - Assembled
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Varroa capture/kill sacrificial drone frame
$6.75
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In its simplest terms, varroa prefer to lay in larger drone brood because of the longer gestation time of the larvae and pupae.  Attract the varroa to a drone frame, then once capped, remove the frame, freeze for several days, then thaw out and replace. The dead drone larvae and varroa parasites in the comb will be cleaned out by the hive bees, and new drone eggs layed and the cycle continues.  This non-chemical method of killing varroa has been shown to reduce the mite load by up to 20% on its own.

Get two frames for each hive, so that while one is in the freezer the other is in the hive doing the job of attracting varroa to capture and kill. Keep those drone frames working!

This is a wooden hoffman full depth frame with drone comb foundation already embedded, ready to go.  We burn the word "DRONE" on the top bar so you can readily identify it in your hive.  Or you can buy the drone foundation and embed it yourself.

We also sell plastic drone comb full depth frames, either beeswax coated or uncoated.

Another possibility for drone frames is to use them in honey supers when looking for manuka, kanuka or other thixtropic honeys.  The larger drone cell will let the viscous honey more easily flow out when extracting, saving time and getting a higher percentage of your honey out.  Why not try one box of drone frames to check it out!

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