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Bee Craft Timely Reminder – 30th May 2018

So, what happens if you run out of brood frames and forget to go back to put a couple of frames in your brood box?

The bees will build comb down from the roof and create their own “bee architecture”. These were created on the roof of a nucleus and once created had to be left in place intact as the queen had a great time of laying eggs in this beautiful comb! As you can see, several were drone brood and it was particularly interesting to note the shapes and thickness of the comb the workers had built.

A timely reminder to have plenty of brood frames with drawn comb or foundation with you so you can remove any old brood comb when it is empty of brood and/or pollen and stores.

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