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Offline lmehaffey

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OK, I've been "bad"
« on: May 18, 2009, 10:00:34 PM »
My son & I were checking one of the hives this afternoon and I accidentally (or subconciously) pulled too hard on one of the frames and a piece of comb fell off...... I have NO self-discipline! We ate it on the spot. De-licious!!
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Re: OK, I've been "bad"
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2009, 10:21:56 PM »
Well I will have to admit I like to scrape burr comb off and chew it on the spot also, got some tonight as a matter of fact.

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Re: OK, I've been "bad"
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2009, 10:38:05 PM »
it is especially good for you when it contains larva.
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Re: OK, I've been "bad"
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2009, 10:43:34 PM »
I'm going to pass.
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Re: OK, I've been "bad"
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2009, 01:10:34 AM »
Yea, get that larvae protien goin for ya!    (On a side note, I've never had any comb but heard its good stuff)

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Re: OK, I've been "bad"
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2009, 01:44:29 AM »
I never cared much for eating the comb with the honey... especially if it's brood comb.   :-P

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Re: OK, I've been "bad"
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2009, 08:28:18 AM »
Not that I'm opposed to eating larvae (we ate worse in survival school & in the field), but this was honey comb from the outer edge of the brood comb. Nothin' but sweet stuff, folks. I brought a small piece with me this morning and put it under the lab illuminator -- if there's anything in there, I don't see it. I guess I'll have to check online today & see what's supposed to be in there!
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Re: OK, I've been "bad"
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2009, 08:39:41 AM »
I'm sure you had nothing but all honeycomb. :)Great stuff!

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Re: OK, I've been "bad"
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2009, 08:42:16 AM »
HA thats what I meant, all honey no brood, this was burr in the top of the hive.

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Re: OK, I've been "bad"
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2009, 12:04:54 PM »
I hear the live adult bees are sweet with a really spicy kick.
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Re: OK, I've been "bad"
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2009, 02:19:00 PM »
have a question about burr comb, :bee: what is the reason they make it. 

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Re: OK, I've been "bad"
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2009, 03:11:24 PM »
Any open space will be used to make comb.

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those hot bees will have you steppin and a fetchin like your heads on fire and your @ss is a catchin!!!

Bees will be bees and do as they please!

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Re: OK, I've been "bad"
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2009, 08:21:20 PM »
Bee space is 1/4 to 3/8 inch....any more and you will see burr comb.....and lots. Companies make their boxes a little different in size...messure from the top edge of your box to the top of your frame... then messure from the bottom edge of your box to the bottom of your frame. Now, add those dimensions together...that is the space you have when you put a another box on your hive. If that space is larger..buy a hand plane and shave this down....it's best to do this now or you can have a big mess for years. Have fun.....

John