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Author Topic: Brood comb for honey storage  (Read 714 times)
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« on: April 10, 2007, 08:22:41 PM »

This is a great site!
I recently bought a large number of Medium supers that were previously used for brood at a very cheap price. Needless to say, I bought more than I needed and  I wanted to know your opinions on using some of them as honey supers. I have heard that using old brood comb may affect the honeys taste, possibly making it more bitter. Is this really an issue, or can I used the combs? most are in good shape.
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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2007, 08:41:37 PM »

The bees leave all kinds of waste in the bottom of brood comb - I don't think it's a good idea to use for honey you plan to harvest.


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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2007, 08:43:17 PM »

new foundation does not cost that much if you buy in bulk.  depending on the kind of frames you have, the foundation is pretty easy to replace.

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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2007, 08:51:51 PM »

>I have heard that using old brood comb may affect the honeys taste, possibly making it more bitter.

Some people believe that.  I don't.

> Is this really an issue, or can I used the combs?

IMO, no it's not an issue.

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