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  1. #1
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    Default Question about comb

    I just brought home my first hive a few days ago. Why does the newly drawn comb in the corner of this frame look messed up? Should I scrape it out and let the bees redo it?

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  2. #2
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    Default Re: Question about comb

    I'm not seeing anything which looks "messed up". What you show in the photo looks well drawn to me.
    Mark Berninghausen #youmatter

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Question about comb

    Bee have been doing it longer than people have been inferfering

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    Default Re: Question about comb

    Leave it, it might have been bumped in transit and they haven't gotten around to fixing it as yet. If they don't like it they will as sure as day follows night change it.

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    Default Re: Question about comb

    The upper right is capped honey. It got cured and capped before it was drawn out fully, no biggie.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Question about comb

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Beeman View Post
    The upper right is capped honey. It got cured and capped before it was drawn out fully, no biggie.
    Thanks for your response. I have never seen capped honey, it just looked weird to me. I'll leave the girls alone and let them do their thing.

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Question about comb

    I have an uneasy feeling about the bee pattern on the frame. If it's an outside frame that is being filled with honey you may be okay. But then, you should have interior frames with mostly brood. In a growing 1st year colony, with increasing population, an outside frame just drawn for honey should be covered with bees at work. What's going on in the interior?

    Walt

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    Default Re: Question about comb

    Quote Originally Posted by wcubed View Post
    What's going on in the interior?

    Walt
    I did take a couple of pictures of one of the brood combs when I found my queen.

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    Last edited by MajorJC; 05-20-2013 at 02:10 AM.

  9. #9
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    Default Re: Question about comb

    Looks good. You are on your way. Enjoy.
    Mark Berninghausen #youmatter

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    Default Re: Question about comb

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    Looks good. You are on your way. Enjoy.
    Thanks!

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