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Cadman
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« on: May 22, 2012, 09:38:21 PM »

I am considering going to narrow frames. I understand how to make them, the benefits and all that. The question I have is, what is the best way to introduce them to the hive? Can I just put a narrow frame between my standard frames in the brood nest? Will they build comb at the right depth when the existing frames on either side are wider? I already use foundationless frames.

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Vance G
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2012, 09:51:24 PM »

I find it is easier to draw out a complete box of 11 and extract them.  Then I put them on the bottom board and let the bees move down into it.  That is how the bees did the best job for me anyway.
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012, 01:17:21 AM »

>Can I just put a narrow frame between my standard frames in the brood nest?

Yes.

> Will they build comb at the right depth when the existing frames on either side are wider?

In the brood area, yes.
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