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Offline Archie

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« on: April 17, 2005, 10:50:47 AM »
Good morning,

Having some thoughts about bee wax and comb.  If I put thin shavings of bee wax on top of  frames that have not bee drawn out, would the bees use this making new comb?

Let me have your thoughts.

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Offline Horns Pure Honey

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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2005, 11:58:06 AM »
I am not 100% shure but I am pretty shure they wont use it again, bye :D
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Offline Michael Bush

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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2005, 06:01:55 PM »
Once in a while they will move wax around in a hive, but mostly they ignore old wax and let it fall or haul it out.  I have not seen a way to give them wax and have them use it.
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