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Offline swannanoabees

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broken comb
« on: October 25, 2009, 05:33:06 PM »
I went in for inspection today and one of my bars loaded with capped honey broke!  Does anyone know of a way to reattach it?  If not, should I just leave it in place.  My hive has been struggling and I could just kick myself - the bar accidently slipped when I was picking it up.

Any help is appreciated.

jennifer

bigbearomaha

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Re: broken comb
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2009, 05:45:15 PM »
You could build a frame to put it into.

top bar frame

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EDIT: BTW, this video was done by outofabluesky on YouTube,  I didn't do this video
« Last Edit: October 30, 2009, 11:41:36 AM by bigbearomaha »

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Re: broken comb
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2009, 05:50:50 PM »
Nice Video!!! :-D :-D :lol: :lol:
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Offline swannanoabees

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Re: broken comb
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2009, 11:27:29 AM »
Thanks for the video link, it really helps.  My carpentry skills are pretty rough but I might be able to pull this off.  What would happen if I left the comb where it is?

thanks for your time

jenni

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Re: broken comb
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2009, 11:37:30 AM »
 I would guess that the bees would eventually transfer the honey to a new comb, or a big mess will be all over the floor of the hive, drawing pests.

If it's all capped honey, you might just try to salvage the honey in it by crush and strain or something.  melt the wax down I guess.  I take it there is not much honey left to them for the winter as it is?

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Re: broken comb
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2009, 11:22:31 AM »
Jenni (I like how you spell your name), bummer!!!  I am sure that you will find with all the help here, that it will work out for you.  By the way, welcome to our forum, when you have that moment, why don't you introduce yourself in the greetings forum, then we'll know all about you, smiling  ;) :) :)  Have that incredibly wonderful day, great health. Cindi
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