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Offline GLOCK

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WILD COMB?
« on: July 10, 2011, 03:43:50 PM »
I have two hive making this wild comb between frames in  there top brood box .
What should i do ? It looks like only honey in the comb.
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Offline GLOCK

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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2011, 03:45:43 PM »
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Offline G3farms

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Re: WILD COMB?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2011, 05:25:36 PM »
Take your knife and cut it off, sit it outside and they will rob the honey out of it.

If you are running 10 frame boxes with 9 frames, take out the frame spacers, put ten frames in and push them up tight together. If you are wanting to run 9 frames in a 10 frame box you will have to wait until they pull the comb out.
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Re: WILD COMB?
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2011, 08:06:50 PM »
Ditto on G3. There's too much space between your frames. I'd also put that frame on the outside with the mangled section facing out. I have found that once they start doing that to a frame they keep trying to do it again.

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Re: WILD COMB?
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2011, 10:41:56 PM »
Too much bee space.   Push the frames together.    After cutting that mess loose. 

Offline Vance G

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Re: WILD COMB?
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2011, 01:39:43 PM »
That is one of the reason I like my plastic frames.  When some non conforming engineers make rows of bridge comb between frames being drawn, I just shake and smoke off the bees and take it back down to foundation and they draw it back out correctly for my purposes when I place them between the other drawn in the box.  If you wave was foundation or duragilt, it is hard to fix without destroying the comb.

Offline GLOCK

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Re: WILD COMB?
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2011, 08:16:14 PM »
Thanks guys.
All cleaned up and put back together.
I had a little brood  in one of the  frames but not much so i scraped it out it was part of a big peace of comb.
There just starting to draw out the top brood box like 2 and half frames so i 'll leave them alone for a couple weeks .
I have screen tops so i can see the top of the frames any time with out really making them mad .
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Re: WILD COMB?
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2011, 12:04:25 AM »
The only time my bees have done that is when they were cramped and wanted to expand.  I shaved off the "condo-comb" and put on a foundationed box on top.  They took to it like gang-busters drawing out the foundation and filling it with nectar.  End of problem.
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