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Offline guido

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Reuse old honey frames
« on: October 15, 2012, 12:08:23 PM »
I just made my first successful harvest, great honey!

Due to my inexperience and help from my kids the comb on my frames is pretty mangled in several spots! (looks like i tried to de-cap with a dull spoon and hammer)

Will the Bees fix this?  I have heard they would but did not know to what extent.  How bad is too bad?

Thanks

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Re: Reuse old honey frames
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2012, 12:11:07 PM »
Do you have pictures of the comb?
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Re: Reuse old honey frames
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2012, 12:41:48 PM »
use it they will fix it
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Re: Reuse old honey frames
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2012, 03:38:54 PM »
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If combs are coffee brown dark and sun light does not come through, renew them

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Re: Reuse old honey frames
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2012, 04:46:50 PM »
They'll fix anything in any shape.... all the way from nothing. They are quite able to build from nothing as in the wild so they'll build from not much as well !! ;)

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Re: Reuse old honey frames
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2012, 07:59:19 PM »
They'll fix anything in any shape.... all the way from nothing. They are quite able to build from nothing as in the wild so they'll build from not much as well !! ;)

of course they do but it is better to change violated combs than wonder.

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Re: Reuse old honey frames
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2012, 08:27:00 PM »
We have comb that gets blown out during extraction or tore up while the bees are cleaning them up or us moving them around, and the bees fix them just fine.   

Offline guido

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Re: Reuse old honey frames
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2012, 05:11:37 PM »
Thanks to all. I am using.