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My first year. No prior experience.

My two hives are doing great, I'm havin' fun, but I'm wondering about the propolis build up.

To what extent do I need to keep scraping it off the inside rims of the hive bodies and the sides of the frames?

Can I not worry about it as long as I am able to remove the frames for inspection?

Thanks

Jim

If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos. - E. O. Wilson
 

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It is most important to clean the end bars where they touch the adjacent frame. If you keep that area clean then you will maintain the proper bee space when you push the frames together. If you don't keep it clean then eventually you will not be able to get 10 frames back in the hive ( or 8 frames if that's your style ).

I only bother scraping the other areas when a hive has died and I am refurbing it.
 
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