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Offline crmauch

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Looking for Brood Comb
« on: April 28, 2017, 06:18:42 PM »
I am attempting to swarm trap, and in my research I have discovered that old brood comb increases your chance of success. I wish to purchase decent* brood comb from a cutout or removed from a frame (my plan is to cut the brood comb into approximate 2?X 2? pieces so I do not need the frame).

 I look forward to your responses, please contact me via PM and thank you.

 *Decent ? I?m not an expert here, but I plan to first freeze any comb I would get, which I believe would take care of any wax moths (as long as the comb isn?t completely webbed). But if the hive died because of disease (particularly AFB) or is slimed by small hive beetle, I would not consider that ?decent?.
Chris

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Re: Looking for Brood Comb
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2017, 09:50:51 AM »
swarm commander > brood comb

And no worry of wax moths chewing it up if the trap is up for awhile.
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Re: Looking for Brood Comb
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2017, 10:40:50 AM »
I am new to this, but have been successful at catching 2 swarms this year. I just put a few drops of lemongrass oil on the inner wall an a couple of small (2" x 2") pieces  of old comb between a couple of frames.  Good luck!