Re: [Beekeeping] Re: New hive and old comb.. Concurance
- Pete <intelpete@...> wrote:If I want a drawn comb to put a swarm onto (I've never bought bees)
I would rather pinch one with eggs and brood at all stages from
another hive, if possible. Brush the bees of the comb and put it
into a scorched hive body with frames of foundation and dump the
swarm in straight away. Then feed, feed, feed, unless there is a
I don't keep old brood frames and try to change out about a third of
brood frames each spring. The only frames I will reuse are good
super frames that the bees cleared out after the last time they were
extracted, usually that's about half my super frames; poor ones get
cut out and melted down.
I concur with your recommendations Pete. Although I'll use less than optimum comb in my supers at this time. After I get built up like I want, then I might start swaping out super frames, but not right now. I need all the supers with drawn comb I can get. Mike in LA
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- I spoke today with the apiary where the bees were purchased. They seem to think that the comb was okay due in fact that I used additional drawn comb from the same colony in the other package I installed. Right now there is no complete explanation for what occurred, and friends of mine who are commercial beekeepers do not have an explanation either. I guess the old saying BEES will be BEES applies.LOL-----Original Message-----
From: Beekeeping@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Beekeeping@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of sherill lockwood
Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 9:56 AM
Subject: [Beekeeping] New hive and old comb...
Wow, that makes me nervous. I lost 5 hives through the
winter and was going to use their comb to start some
new ones this spring. Makes me wonder if I should or
Mine died sometime after December--we had a warm spell
and they were all flying then. I left them all with
about 80# of honey and they all had about 60# left.
Do you think I should use their comb????
--- The Browns <leighco9@sc. rr.com> wrote:
> Correct on the drawn comb. I am thinking that there
> must be something wrong
> with the old comb because I did take it from a die
> out, and the hive body is
> new as well as the rest of the foundation. With the
> cost of packages now
> days it really hurts. I did look at the surrounding
> trees, but so far
> nothing. I am going to get rid of the old comb, and
> try again.
> -----Original Message-----