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Offline Nardi

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Newbie in NH - need advice
« on: May 27, 2013, 11:25:29 PM »
Hi Folks,
   I started 2 TBHs on 5/18/13. They seem to be doing well, but I broke a piece of comb 1/2 off the bar when I tried checking their progress (I didn't notice that it was attached to the side of the hive.)
   Should I remove that piece? It's about 2"x3", and is hanging twisted sideways, near the lower part of the comb. Should I try to straighten it? Or should I just leave it alone? Or is there something else I should try? It's all new to me- Thanks for any help.

Offline tefer2

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Re: Newbie in NH - need advice
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2013, 09:37:17 AM »
Welcome to the forum Nardi, I would straighten it the best you can and let them repair it.

Offline mikecva

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Re: Newbie in NH - need advice
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2013, 01:42:28 PM »
Welcome, one of my friends said he would attach the broken off piece to an empty bar and let the bees continue from there. He said he would not try to reattach it to the place it broke off from since the weight of the completed comb might not stay attached.
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Offline Joe D

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Re: Newbie in NH - need advice
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2013, 05:10:49 PM »
Welcome to the forum.  You should take it off the side of hive and tie, or rubber band it to a bar.  Try to keep comb running straight and on the bars.  Good luck to you and your bees.