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Thread: old combs

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    Default old combs

    how long can old combs/ frames, sit without being used and then being able to use them again? or is it just better to put new foundation in them?

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    Default Re: old combs

    they will be dry and break easy with you finger. hard to give an age as this depends on their age and being stored wet or dry.

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    Default Re: old combs

    they were stored dry, ya some break easy. but can the bees fix them? would it help to spray the combs with sugar water?
    Last edited by honeyman46408; 03-11-2012 at 03:47 AM.

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    Default Re: old combs

    we have used some pretty bad looking combs on to be reconditioned that came out great. the secret is not to put them on until a really good honey flow.

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