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  1. #1
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    Default Push in cage ?

    I have made 2 of 5 push in cages needed for 5 queens that will arrive soon.
    My question is will the flimsy pieces (wires) of unwoven mesh be stiff enough to embed 3/8 into the drawn comb ?

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    http://picasaweb.google.com/mikesfar...69705497807714

    Thanks
    Mike

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    Good Job Mike!
    They should push in just fine. Might be more difficult if you are pushing it into really old dark hardened comb. The fresher the comb the easier they'll push in.
    “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” – John Muir

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    Don't push the wire in so tight that you restrict the queen from moving around inside the push-in cage. It usually doesn't take too much pressure to push it in on fairly fresh brood comb.
    "My child, eat honey, for it is good." (Proverbs 24:13)

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