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« on: May 07, 2012, 01:06:26 PM »

As you can see in the photo, I violated "Bee Space" seriously between frames 4 and 5.  The space between all the other frames is proper and all you can see are bees working on the foundation.  This was after only one week following a new package install.  The space was left to give room for the queen cage.  The queen was release when I checked.  I cleaned out the brace comb and reestablished the proper bee space between the frames.  Hated to lose all that energy and comb production, but would be a real mess if honey was stored in the comb and had to try and remove a frame or two.  Another lesson of many I'm sure to learn.


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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2012, 11:01:57 AM »

That is a nice clear picture. I think its better to get it straighten out now before they get all the frames like that.
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 05:47:29 PM »

Been there, done that, will do it again I'm sure.    Great pic showing it.
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2012, 02:30:16 AM »

I see you are finding out about bee space.I like the pic you got.



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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2012, 01:28:51 PM »

As for the Picture, it is one of those "Daaa" moments! 
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2012, 12:12:41 PM »

Newbee question here. To "fix" this problem, what do you do? Just replace the two frames with ones with fresh foundations? Or, do you slice off where the comb is extending too far? If you just replace them, what do you do with the material on the removed frames?

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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2012, 05:55:47 PM »

don't know what he did, but i slice it off.  i have a long bread knife for just such occasions!
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2012, 12:16:24 PM »

Sorry for the delay in reply.  Took my handy dandy hive tool and scrapped it off into a large plastic CoffeeMate can.  When I get enough, I'll melt it down and either recoat my plastic frames or make a candle.
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2012, 06:22:08 PM »

Don't bee surprised if they try to continue cross building even after you scrape off the wax and correct the spacing.



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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2012, 01:06:40 PM »

I have been very pleased with the "discipline" my girls have maintained.  They have been "good" about building comb on the foundation! Wink  Not sure what the key is, but I'm happy and they seem to be also! grin
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