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    Default Should I trim frames that have excessively thick comb?

    In some of my supers, my bees have drawn very thick comb generally at the top of the frame to the point where it causes the comb on the next frame to be drawn very thin. This makes the frames fit together somewhat like puzzle pieces.

    I have come up with two potential solutions:

    1) Trim this wide comb using a serrated bread knife now so that they can even things up this summer.

    2) Wait until a possible harvest this fall when uncapping will accomplish the very same thing without disrupting what they are doing right now.

    What is the best plan here?

    Edit; I am using 10 frames per super with rite-cell foundation with a very few foundationless frames with the hope that I can make a few chunk honey jars for Christmas presents.
    Last edited by Yucca Patrol; 06-14-2012 at 08:59 AM.

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