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Offline tincan

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package comb
« on: May 22, 2013, 10:05:28 PM »
when my packages came the bees had drawn comb about 4"by4" pieces  of comb can I rubber band this in frames and use it

Offline 10framer

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Re: package comb
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2013, 10:49:13 PM »
not enough to bother with in my opinion.

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Re: package comb
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2013, 10:56:26 PM »
didnt think of that

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Re: package comb
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2013, 11:26:50 PM »
when my packages came the bees had drawn comb about 4"by4" pieces  of comb can I rubber band this in frames and use it


I would rubber band it in a frame.  It isn't very big, but it would be a learning experience.  You will likely have opportunities to add broken combs at some time.  (and maybe even some combs from a cutout).   So why not rubber band the comb and put it in the hive and learn from the experience. 

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Re: package comb
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2013, 11:53:22 PM »
Sawbee, a rubber band will crush it. New comb is too soft for a band. You can press the top of it to a frame topbar. It will hold until they attach it and add on to it.
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