Looking for Brood Comb
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  1. #1
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    Honey Brook, PA, USA
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    Default Looking for Brood Comb

    I am attempting to swarm trap, and in my research I have discovered that old brood comb increases your chance of success. I wish to purchase decent* brood comb from a cutout or removed from a frame (my plan is to cut the brood comb into approximate 2”X 2” pieces so I do not need the frame).

    I look forward to your responses, and thank you.

    *Decent – I’m not an expert here, but I plan to first freeze any comb I would get, which I believe would take care of any wax moths (as long as the comb isn’t completely webbed). But if the hive died because of disease (particularly AFB) or is slimed by small hive beetle, I would not consider that ‘decent’.

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  3. #2
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    Red Bud, IL, USA
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    Default Re: Looking for Brood Comb

    If you already have hives go scrape out a little burr comb and propolis; use a hair dryer or heat gun to lightly melt it in your swarm trap. Not the same as used equipment and brood comb but it does make it smell like home, don't forget a touch of LGO.
    “The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” -George Bernard Shaw

  4. #3
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    Default Re: Looking for Brood Comb

    I would gladly do that, but have no hives as yet. Thus the swarm trapping.

    Good suggestion though.

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