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Offline Carriage House Farm

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Cut-Out/Catch Frames (How To Use 'Em)
« on: June 18, 2008, 12:17:15 AM »


This is using the catch/cut-out frames that Cass was selling over the winer.  They work like a charm.  I used one of them earlier to keep some odd comb that they queen had laid in (never want to rid of brood) and now I am about to rotate that first one out.

This cut-out I did last weekend.  I cut a total of five medium frames of brood and the rest was honey and pollen.  I kept and crushed about 4 jars for myself and open fed the rest.

I have a video of that, but for some reason the first part is corrupted.  I'll edit a bit and post a later date.  I thought this had better educational value and figure I would post it first.

They have the plans for these frames on Beesource for free.  Really, all it is just cutting frames in half and wiring both haves and putting a wrap around wire "hinge" at the bottom.

Enjoy!
Richard Stewart
Carriage House Farm
North Bend, Ohio

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Re: Cut-Out/Catch Frames (How To Use 'Em)
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2008, 05:55:06 PM »
Someone PM'd me a suggested that it was nott he smartest thing to do...in terms of open feeding the honey I pulled from the cut-out.

To true and a complete mistake on my part.  I should have fed it back solely to the hive I took it from.  By open feeding I have simply exposed all my bees at this location to what the bees from the cut-out could have had.

DUMB.

Rather than just delete the part of my post I thought I should acknowledge the mistake.

Cheers!
Richard Stewart
Carriage House Farm
North Bend, Ohio

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Re: Cut-Out/Catch Frames (How To Use 'Em)
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2008, 08:10:03 PM »
Another note - if you simply fold the two halves together and put them in the hive, the bees will propolize them together.  Saves me time with rubber bands or wire.  After a few days that frame isn't going to come appart without some convincing from the hive tool.
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