This year I am trying the 'D' frames (from Kelly's: http://www.kelleybees.com). These are supposed to replicate the process the bees use in a 'top bar' hive (Maybe I'll try that next year).
The key is taking some old wax and prepping the inside top, bottom and sides with some bees wax. I took a small block and just rubbed it on generously.
The bees then drew out the wax and filled and capped. But as you can see, the girls decided that one side needed to be deeper than the other.
And the taste, as always, never disappoints!
Until next time, see you around the hive!
P.S. Found this lovely reflection during this writing. Enjoy! From Odes of Solomon (Hebrew Christian text from the beginning of the 2nd century) No. 30 (trans.©James Charlesworth, rev.)
Fill for yourselves water from the living spring of the Lord, (Jn 4,10; 7,3) because it has been opened for you.
And come all you thirsty and take a drink, and rest beside the spring of the Lord,
because it is pleasing and sparkling, and perpetually pleases the self.
For more refreshing is its water than honey, and the honeycomb of bees is not to be compared with it; (cf. Ps 18,11)
Because it flowed from the lips of the Lord, and it took its name from the heart of the Lord.
And it came boundless and invisible,and until it appeared they knew it not.
Blessed are they who have drunk from it, and have have quenched their thirst!