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  1. #1
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    May 2012
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    Jackson County, KS, US
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    Default Is something wrong with these frames

    I purchased a hive from a individual who's bees died last winter from starvation. While going thru the super I found these frames. Is this something to be concerned about? Just concerned how black they are.







  2. #2
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    Solano, California, USA
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    Default Re: Is something wrong with these frames

    They look fine although they are pretty old. 15-20 years at least if not more. (20-30?) If I saw a frame like this in my operation we would use it.....on the outside 4 frames only to get the drones out of the center rotation.

  3. #3
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    May 2012
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    Rockford, MI
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    Default Re: Is something wrong with these frames

    Makes you wonder how much chemicals and pesticides are stored in wax that old? I imagine it would have an accumulative effect at some point.

  4. #4
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    Dec 2012
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    Sacramento, CA, USA
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    Default Re: Is something wrong with these frames

    I have combs like that. They are fine to use. Usually the inside cells are lined up with cocoon
    papery like substance so make them chewy when cut them out. So they should be o.k. since
    already lined up. It is hard to tell how old they are. My guess would be 5 or more but you can
    go back to ask the beekeeper you bought them from.
    They are great to use for a swarm trap out. Old combs hard to find!

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