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  1. #1
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    Feb 2013
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    Clover, WV
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    Default Using cutout comb

    All,

    Friday, I went to a cutout call that turned out to be a deadout that didn't make it through the winter. Is it worth cutting and banding this empty comb into frames for later use? Is it an advantage for splits, or is it more difficult to fix up this old comb?

    These bees were not sprayed and appeared to have starved.
    John Sampson-Tucker County, WV
    14 hives - All cutouts and swarms

  2. #2
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    Mifflin PA USA
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    Default Re: Using cutout comb

    I did a live cutout a few weeks ago, hived the bees but saved the other extra comb for use in swarm traps.

  3. #3
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    Feb 2013
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    Casper, Wyoming
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    Default Re: Using cutout comb

    Depends if it is easy. The comb can be useful but only if it is in good shape. If it is a difficult removal with a lot of repair, then no. Unless you are going to charge them. What I would weigh is can the entrances easily be sealed as it will be at risk for recolonization if the comb is left in place.

  4. #4
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    Park City Ky
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    Default Re: Using cutout comb

    If you cut it out, melt it and sell the wax.

    cchoganjr

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