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Offline Joseph Clemens

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Large burr comb when frames forgotten
« on: September 08, 2005, 05:07:09 PM »
It has been mentioned what happens when you forget to include the proper quantity of frames in supers added to hives.

Earlier this season I was adding supers and overlooked including the proper amount of frames in one. Later when I went to harvest honey I got this surprise:


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Offline bill

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Large burr comb when frames forgotten
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2005, 07:40:24 PM »
that looks huge lol. was it hard to get all the bees off it?
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Offline Joseph Clemens

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Moving the bees out
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2005, 08:27:33 PM »
I just smoked them out of the nooks and crannies.

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Offline Michael Bush

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Large burr comb when frames forgotten
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2005, 08:38:17 AM »
Usually if you only leave out one you get one nice comb that isn't attached to a frame.  :)  I usually scrap the nice ones if they are honey or tie them in a frame if they are brood.

Usuually if you leave out two, you get the kind of mess you have.
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Offline Joseph Clemens

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Frames left out
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2005, 08:42:58 AM »
MB, I believe you are correct. This is probably two missing frames on the one side of the super.

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