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Offline charlotte

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Italian vs. Carniolan for cut comb
« on: November 05, 2008, 02:33:04 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!! ;)
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Re: Italian vs. Carniolan for cut comb
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008, 04:02:49 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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Re: Italian vs. Carniolan for cut comb
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008, 08:13:27 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.  :)
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Re: Italian vs. Carniolan for cut comb
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2008, 01:27:13 AM »
Thank you Shawn & Michael!

I appreciate the input!!!! :mrgreen:
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