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  1. #1
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    Apr 2012
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    Wayensboro, Virginia, USA
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    Default Re using old combs

    I was going to make up some summer nucs and I have several old brood combs from a laying worker hive that I dismantled five or six weeks ago. The combs have been in the freezer ever since. I was wanting to know if I could use them for replacing the frames that I take out of my strong hive for the splits. The frames have alot of honey and pollen on them but they also have a fair amount of drone brood in them to. Will the bees remove the old drone brood before it starts to rot.

  2. #2
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    Dec 2010
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    Old Town, Maine, USA
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    Default Re: Re using old combs

    Yup.

  3. #3
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    Nov 2011
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    Winhall, VT
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    Default Re: Re using old combs

    Yes. Use em. They will love it.
    Raising Vermont Bees one mistake at a time.
    USDA Zone 5A

  4. #4
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    Mar 2011
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    Collinsville, VA
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    Default Re: Re using old combs

    yes. I had the same issue, did what you are asking about and they bees cleaned them up within days. No problem.

  5. #5
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    Jan 2011
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    Great Falls Montana
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    Default Re: Re using old combs

    Don't risk it. Could be toxic, Send them to me for proper disposal:<}

  6. #6
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    Brasher Falls, NY, USA
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    Default Re: Re using old combs

    Vance is such a standup guy. I'm going to nominate him for the Beekeeper Medal of Honor for being willing to take a bullet for a fellow beekeeper.

    Old? I have comb older than Mountain Bee, I bet. Go ahead and use them. Their relatively brand new.
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