Re: When does comb get dark brown?
I agree, except even if we as beekeepers don't use 'chemicals,' the forage they get into is often laden with chemicals, which they bring home and incorporate into their waxes. I don't agree with any 'hard and fast' rule on when to cut out comb, but in general I can tell that if it has a certain 'frassy' smell to it, it's time to cut those areas out. I know the chemicals can also accumulate in the wood on frames, but that seems to take more years than I've had. I think I still have the frames with my name written in on Sharpie from the first time I dropped them off to get Russians from Ray Revis. What a fool I was, lol.
Originally Posted by Michael Bush
2 hives of Italians. 5 seasons of experience.