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There is no burning smell or something that smells bad.
But can you tell me, does this frames harm my bees ?
Or if they are not OK for my bees, can i use them for Swarm Traps ?

My father has burned them, because a beekeeper told him after burning the frame all infections are goon... ( But he didn't know that there was no infection ! )



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If the charring of the frames has not weakened them to the point that they are at risk of breaking (in your extractor, or elsewhere), then there is no reason not to use charred frames.
 

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If the charring of the frames has not weakened them to the point that they are at risk of breaking (in your extractor, or elsewhere), then there is no reason not to use charred frames.
They are absolutely fine and strong, just i am afraid can the black thing harm my bees ? :( ??
 

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Thoe don't appear to be damaged and the bees will clean them up fine. I would use them in any application but the production of cut comb honey.
 

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Mate, the bees are more adaptable than we give them credit. They have lived in tree hollows for the last 5021 years so a bit of scorching will not affect them.
 

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a soft wire brush {maybe brass} would clean the char right off. if they were burnt because of american foul brood, you should burn them completly
 

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Some say we beekeepers are frugal, other might say cheap - I say don't step over a dollar to save a dime.
Frames are cheap - why add new foundation, have the bees waste all the energy and time to build combs, deal with having black on your hands or your bee gloves, possible discoloration in your extracted honey all for frames that will be junk soon or are junk now when for 10 bucks you can replace them with new frames? If there was enough disease concern to torch frames in the beginning it's best to get rid of them then. The only disease you need to torch for is AFB and if there is any question that is in the mix somewhere you don't want those in your operation. Take pride in your craft and buy yourself and your bees some new frames, you'll be happier in the long run!
 
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