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I have a jumbo brood frame where one of the top bars that rest on the side of the hive have broken during an inspection. The frame is new but very full of brood. It is not possible to repair. I have a beehaus and was wondering if I could save the brood by placing the frame in the unused part of the beehaus with the divider and the queen excluder to hatch the brood and then remove the frame in a few weeks when there is no more brood present. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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Could you not temporarily zap strap a flat piece of metal to the top of the frame to give it the required strength?
 

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I often put a cpl nails into the end of the top bar. You could put a small stick or a queen cage under the end holding it up in place.
 

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>It is not possible to repair.

It's ALWAYS possible to repair... a screw or nail in the end of a top bar will replace a broken ear, or you can use this:

http://www.dadant.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=776

Bottom bars can be replaced without destroying a comb.
End bars seldom break off, but do come loose sometimes and can be renailed...
 
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