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I was culling frames for my small cell/foundationless hive and was interested in how other beekeepers manage the culled frames. I had five "big cell" frames of honey/pollen and one with brood. These were placed in a third deep placed on top of the inner cover. I put a screen on top of that and then the outer top, shimmed up about 3.5 inches with a 2X4 on it's side. I'm hoping they will move the stores down and finish with the brood (most capped, but there were all stages down to eggs). I didn't want to uncap the honey yet because it's hot and there's about 20 lbs of honey there=robbing and mess. I might do one at a time later.

How do you guys do it?

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>I had five "big cell" frames of honey/pollen

I'd just pull those out. Eat them, put them out for the bees, or whatever you'd like to do with them.

>and one with brood.

That's one thing I use an excluder for. I put the capped brood above it and let it emerge and then pull the frames.

>These were placed in a third deep placed on top of the inner cover.

I would put the honey there, but not the brood.
 
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