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Most resources say we should remove a wall frame (#1) on starting an inspection. I've heard elsewhere that it's better to remove frame #2 - something about less chance of crushing bees when the frame is put back (frame-to-frame versus frame-to-wall). Any ideas/experience with this? Thx
 

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I've always removed an outer-most frame first.
 

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I find that the frame against the side can have attachments that can tear the comb. I almost always start with the next one in, or a frame that looks convenient.
 

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I find that the frame against the side can have attachments that can tear the comb. I almost always start with the next one in, or a frame that looks convenient.
:thumbsup: Yes! If if I find bridges to the top bar on the second frame I use the J hook to pull them out and press them into the top bar so they dont scrape the comb as I lift that second frame out. The wall frame often has bridges all the way down the side of the box.
 

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I pull the frame next to the wall first. I can't tell you how many times I found the queen on the second frame it seems to happen a lot to me. So if you are worried about rolling the queen pull the first frame.
 
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