cleaning frames

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by blacty, May 16, 2010.

  1. blacty

    blacty New Member

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    I just inhereted a hive and in most of the frames in my other supers are all covered in old comb. looks pretty old. Is there any benefit of cleaning or scraping these off? If so will it damage the frame?
     
  2. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    Sorry, i'm kind of thick? did the hive you inherited have bees in it? are the other frames in your supers from some of your old hives or came with the inherited hive? If the frames are so black that when you hold them up to the light and you can't see light through them, i would replace them with new foundation.I would first want to know wether the old comb was exposed to any diseases like foul brood, ect. before i used it. I need a little more info. Jack
     

  3. BjornBee

    BjornBee New Member

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    Do your bees a favor and throw it away. :thumbsup:
     
  4. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    I'm with Jack. We need more info. Are there bees? Are you referring to comb in the frames, or burr comb on the outside of frames? Are some in a live hive and others in storage?

    Give us enough to make a diagnosis.