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had a plastic frame w/ lots of holes in the frame that the beetles loved. i cut the comb out and put in a wooden frame. that was thursday july 1st. monday the 5th, the colony is giving the boot to some of the new bees. the only thing i could see wrong w/the rejected was some seemed to have a leg or to not working properly, could i have done this when i squeezed some of the brood when transfering to a new frame.
 

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I am not sure of the whole situation but yes, the bees will give the boot to their sisters that have been smashed or damaged during an inspection. I usually push all of the frames to one end of the hive and then remove the first frame completely. Lean it up against the outside of the hive and that gives you room to work. Then put that frame back last when you are done. Pulling frames straight up out of the hive will "roll" the bees and beat them up pretty good. I hope this helps.
 
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