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Bees cannot draw comb out so far that there is no beespace. They would not be able to. As far as an electric knife, that's what I have and it works ok. But I've been looking at the plane lately as my wrist is killing me by the middle of harvesting and hurts for some weeks after... the force is more straight working the uncapping plane...
 

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>Duh.....(to me) it took me a few reads of that line to realize your thinking...yeah no bee space??How would they have gotten in there in the first place to cap it then. Sometimes I'm a bit slow!!

Right.

>The reason that it happened is that I moved frames of drawn around to different areas... therefore, limiting bee space. And now I would like to cut it back a bit to make shifting of frames a bit easier and not have to worry about rolling any bees.

Yes, you can create that situation...

>So, are electric knives a waste of money? It seems quick, clean and efficient. The plane tool is also an option I guess, it just seems like that might damage the comb more and not make a clean"cut" to the wax.

No. I've used mine for years. It's pretty useful. I just think the plane would be easier on my wrist. A sharp bread knife will do in the beeyeard though...
 
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