Mark FrontYardHoney· Registered
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I haven't built my Warre boxes and decided to play around this spring with my Langs. I alternated Lang frames with my own top bars to try and guide the bees toward straight comb. It kinda worked. One section the bees decided to build double-depth honey comb off the Lang foundation into the space under the top bar... Interesting. The next top bar was solid with fresh white wax and capped honey... Awesome. The problem was they fastened that comb to the top bars beneath. I thought they bridged it somewhere to the side I couldn't see. So when I lifted the box and the entire comb pulled away from the top bar and flopped on the bars below. Well, that gave me a bit if an early harvest but the question to the group is: How would you try to keep the bees from connecting to the bars below in a true Warre? Especially with bottom supering (nadiring?). Seems like when they are having a good time building comb down they don't wanna stop! Thanks. Mark.