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Offline Destruckdoz

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Lots of comb
« on: May 26, 2005, 01:31:01 PM »
My dad had these two hives that he forgot to put in an extra frame, (9/10) and the girls just made comb to fit the extra space, so i was curious, should i cut it down to size and add another frame or let it be?

Thanks a lot guys
Danny

Offline Michael Bush

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Lots of comb
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2005, 02:21:20 PM »
I tend to let it be once it's like that.  But I prefer 11 frames (cutting down the end bars a bit) or 10 frames in a 10 frame box.  Mostly because it prevents that thick comb from happening.  But then I also try to keep an empty frame at one end both to provide some space for the queen and to make it easier to remove the first frame.
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