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Offline colbees

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« on: May 28, 2012, 09:47:37 PM »
My bees are building comb in between two of the frames is this ok and what should I do?
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Offline FRAMEshift

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Re: comb
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2012, 09:51:36 PM »
My bees are building comb in between two of the frames is this ok and what should I do?
It is definitely not ok.  Cut out the burr comb and push the frames close together.  Extra space between frames encourages extra comb.
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Re: comb
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2012, 12:08:54 AM »
As Frameshift says, get to fixing that problem now before it becomes a major mess.  My bees will do that sometimes on plastic foundation that isn’t waxed very well.

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Re: comb
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2012, 11:52:18 AM »
Always remove bad comb and remove it early.

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Re: comb
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2012, 01:35:26 PM »
A bucket comes in handy for all your burr comb. I always have one with me when working them.

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Re: comb
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2012, 01:41:41 PM »
I am puzzled as to why some bees build perfect comb and others with equipment from the same batch will build crazy comb. I find that just scraping it off usually does not work. I swap frames with one from another hive.


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