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Author Topic: cutting foundation and using it, has anyone?  (Read 1566 times)
tjc1
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« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2013, 02:18:49 PM »

Or you could use milk carton strips - free, strong, and no cell size imposed:
Scroll down to see photos of how to cut and fasten -

http://www.beebehavior.com/foundationless_frames_brood_area.php
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« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2013, 06:29:35 PM »

For those of you who do use cut foundation, do you find any difficulty in damaging the comb when extracting?
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« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2013, 11:13:48 PM »

>For those of you who do use cut foundation, do you find any difficulty in damaging the comb when extracting?

No more than wired wax.  Any brand new comb is too soft.  Any comb with a little age works fine if you are gentle.
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« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2013, 01:24:54 PM »

Thanks, Michael, that makes sense.  I've always been curious about trying this, but never have because I was worried about damaging the comb.
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« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2013, 01:39:51 PM »

Bees will sometime repair damaged comb into drone comb.

I have mice in couple of hives last winter and they made big holes to combs. Then quite quickly bees made drone  combs there and one hive had half box full of drone brood. I cut them off and I think that it saved those hioves frpom varroa. There was hige amount of mites.  But if those drones become full grown, mite amount would be rise to hights.
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« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2013, 04:11:58 AM »

Mice still get into your hives after 51 years of doing this?  Hmmmmmm

How many more years until you get the mice figured out  Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2013, 04:37:34 AM »

Mice still get into your hives after 51 years of doing this?  Hmmmmmm

How many more years until you get the mice figured out  Smiley


Read here. Something Blue there.

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