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Do you let them use every bar or keep a few end ones blocked off?

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Do you let the bees use every bar or do you keep a couple of bars at the end (opposite the entrance) blocked off? Because if they build comb on every bar, how can you remove the end bar if it's attached to the side wall? Without the room to come in at an angle with a knife to cut the attached comb?
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Justin, as it was told to me and I believe it is good advice that has served me well, when the hive gets that full it is time to split or start pulling bars of honey. However, every area of the country must do their beekeeping a little differently so also see what the bee keepers in your area are saying too. What works in Seattle might be really bad advice in Tennessee.
 
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