Re: New (to me anyway) idea on framing cutouts faster
What I like about Ace's idea is that you quickly get comb into the box without knocking bees off when framing them. I've tried a couple ways. One, rubberbands slid over whole frame, and scattering too many bees. Then I tried small nails on frames top and bottom bar and VW rubber bands ahead of time on one side, put in comb and VW rubberbands to secure. I still scatter too many bees but it works better than the first way I did it. My last removal I somehow lost or killed the queen and I've been thinking about how to just put comb in the box no frames, get them home and settled in and then deal with it. It's not the first time I lost a queen in a cut out.
Originally Posted by ralittlefield
Odfrank, do you have problems with comb squishing or tipping over onto bees? (post #29)
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