Getting Bees To Draw Out Unused Frames
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  1. #1
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    Default Getting Bees To Draw Out Unused Frames

    Hey all,

    In your experience, what is the best way to get bees to visit and draw out unused frames? Have a OB with 8 deep frames stacked four to a side. The lower right two frames are untouched and I'd like them to start drawing them out.

    Any advice?

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    Default Re: Getting Bees To Draw Out Unused Frames

    are they a different foundation than the others? Plastic?

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    Default Re: Getting Bees To Draw Out Unused Frames

    They are all plastic foundation.

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    Default Re: Getting Bees To Draw Out Unused Frames

    It's probably more of a general question than an OH question. Unless something is wrong with the foundation, they'll likely do it when they need it. Otherwise, swap with some that's at least partially drawn the next time you need to go in. There are various threads elsewhere on stimulating comb production.

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