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Go to www.skylon.co.uk/bees/ to see a picture of drone brood and worker brood next to each other. The capping on the droon cells will be raised and bullet shaped, and larger. the capping on worker brood will flat and uniform.

[This message has been edited by Old Buzzard (edited August 20, 2004).]

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In the picture the drone brood is on the left it kind of looks rough and bumpy. In the lower right corner of the picture is worker brood. The cappings are smooth,flat and uniform.
 

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If space between two frames are to wide bees starting to build wild combs to fill this. Sometimes happen and the beekeeper has to cut the wax.
 

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I used to cut the burr comb out but the bees just built it back. Now a days, I don't even bother, if they want to build burr comb there, good, go for it I say. Beside, it helps me identify which frames go where when I'm putting it all back together. Scrapping and cleaning off the wood is just a waste of effort in my opinion. The only scrapping I do now is on the honey super frames when I send them through the uncapper.

Oh, By the way, The url above is an excellent website/page.
Great pictures.
I'm sure there is a wealth of information.
Is there an english translation page?



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