View Full Version : A big Mess
07-21-2007, 08:25 PM
This is what happens when you forget to add frames to a partial super.
Nice white wax, mostly large drone comb. It was almost exactly the same size as a shallow frame.
07-22-2007, 05:29 AM
I have done that before :)
07-22-2007, 10:08 AM
Rubberband it into full depth frames and stick it back into the hive. The bees will fill out the frame and yer good to go.... course you probably knew that, or have done that.
07-22-2007, 10:20 AM
Oh, now there's a technique to generate nice clean wax for candles, etc. :)
07-22-2007, 02:58 PM
That hive in the back is leaning! Scary!
07-22-2007, 08:44 PM
I just had that happen.
Left out three medium frames, I think they can fit a lot more comb in a three frame space if they can make it how they want it.
07-25-2007, 06:34 PM
I did that this year as well ; ) The little darlins built a bunch of comb on 90 degree angles in all of the corners.... talk about bee math lol...this was pure bee geometry
08-02-2007, 08:28 AM
I'll have to try that :-) My wife wants a bunch of wax for encaustic painting - is this the most efficient way to get wax? What's the best way to get the honey out of it - or do you just watch it closely and when the bees start to put stuff in the cells remove the comb?
09-13-2007, 12:52 PM
What I got after a week of a new box with no frames in it...
09-13-2007, 01:52 PM
Nice wax! Just squeeze out the honey.....