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« on: June 02, 2013, 05:17:16 PM »

I will be unable to check my hive for a month or more. I have an empty hive with a shallow super sitting on the same hive stand, about 6' between it and my 2 1/2 month old hive. I have the empty hive there hoping to attract a swarm, especially if the other hive should swarm while I am gone. Could that become a problem or can I leave it there.
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2013, 06:04:40 PM »

If it is drawn comb and not protected with BT, then the wax moths will likely destroy it before you get back. Other than that, it should be fine.
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2013, 06:20:39 PM »

Nope..foundationless....although they are used frames etc. I did use a torch on them and scraped all the wax I could off..but there still may be a bit here and there.
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2013, 09:16:39 PM »

No problem. Should be fine.
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2013, 09:29:45 PM »

You might should have left a little wax on the wood for some bee scent.   Use some lemongrass oil in it. 
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2013, 08:56:42 AM »

I hope I am pleasantly surprised when I get back....and find another hive busy....but will be happy to see the one I have still here.
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