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Author Topic: Italian vs. Carniolan for cut comb  (Read 872 times)
charlotte
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« on: November 05, 2008, 01:33:04 PM »

In your opinion / experience, which type of bee is better suited for production of cut comb honey? 

I know they both produce nice white cappings, but I am suspecting Italians are better, due to less swarminess??

Thanks in advance for your response!! Wink
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008, 03:02:49 PM »

Here is a link I found awhile ago. Hope it helps.

http://www.tnbeekeepers.org/pubs/The%20Best%20Bee.pdf
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008, 07:13:27 PM »

Generally the darker bees make whiter cappings due to a slight amount of air under the cappings.  The Italian cappings tend to be a bit more "watery" looking.  Both will make delicious honey.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2008, 12:27:13 AM »

Thank you Shawn & Michael!

I appreciate the input!!!! afro
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