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  1. #1
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    Jun 2012
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    Hotchkiss, Colorado, USA
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    Default Uncapped frames,pulled-can they be replaced on hives to become capped?

    I'VE DONE a dumb thing....I pulled several uncapped supers, thinking that they were ready to be harveted...subsequently in my reading i discovered, I ought not to have done this...and wonder if i put them back on the hives, willthe become capped...or have I just destroyed everything..."

  2. #2
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    owensboro,ky
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    Default Re: Uncapped frames,pulled-can they be replaced on hives to become capped?

    yep,just put'em back on the bees will know what to do.
    "Wine is a constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy" Ben Franklin

  3. #3
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    Aug 2008
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    Elkton, Giles, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: Uncapped frames,pulled-can they be replaced on hives to become capped?

    Whether they get capped or not depends on your remaining fall flow. But it's still a good plan to put them back on. Brood nest reduction and backfilling the broodnest with nectar/honey for winter will be starting soon. Partially filled cells of n/h can be relocated to the broodnest to complete that backfilling. An asset in a weak fall flow or an early shut down of fall nectar sources.

    The open-cell nectar is likely cured to honey moisture levels already. So it's marketable honey now. Wait until the broodnest is backfilled (like a couple weeks after first freeze) then you can extract the remainder.

    Walt
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