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Offline schawee

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Re: cutting brood comb questions
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2012, 11:39:01 PM »
like jp saidthey will do the repairs to the comb.remember when doing a cutout you are saving the colony and some bees and larve will die in the process.        schawee

Offline prestonpaul

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Re: cutting brood comb questions
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2012, 07:12:41 AM »
I did my first cut out a week ago, and believe me, when there are bees going everywhere and comb all over the place, the last thing I was worried about was trying not to cut brood :lol: I had a peak in the hive yesterday and they have already made some repairs and started throwing out rubber bands.
Initially I felt bad about cutting the brood, but as schawee says, it's more about saving the colony than indivdual bees.

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Re: cutting brood comb questions
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2012, 10:17:31 AM »
Thank ya'll for the feedback on cutting the comb.  Collateral damage I can see is unavoidable and we just have to think like the bees....the focus is on colony/species survival and not the individual bee.

Maybe this spring/summer I'll get a chance to try it! ;)

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