frame not fully drawn out .. see pic

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  1. adamant

    adamant Member

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    i have a few frames like this! what is the cause?

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  2. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm a fairly new beek, but I'd call that a "work in progress". They ran out of waxworkers or flow, and aren't finished, but may still be working on it. Look to be in fact.
     

  3. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    excellent answer and my guess also.
     
  4. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    If old mother hubard has nothing to put in the cupboards, then no need building new cabinets!!
     
  5. Omie

    Omie New Member

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    Natural colonies of bee comb are not square but rounded. They'll fill to the edges when they need that room at the edges. :smile:
     
  6. Crofter

    Crofter New Member

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    Is the empty section at the front near a large entrance?
     
  7. PerryBee

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    That's what I find too. Sometimes all that is needed is to reverse the position of the frame (when a flow is on).
     
  8. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    Try Perry's method to encourage the bees to complete the construction. Otheriwse, they'll start nibbling away the foundation. But don't try to encourage new construction by feeding syrup--you don't want to mix that with honest honey.
     
  9. brooksbeefarm

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    Looks like plastic foundation, they don't work it for me like they do wax.:roll: Ok,Ok, i'll go to the back of the Bus with Murrell.:lol: Jack
     
  10. ApisBees

    ApisBees Active Member

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    Old mother Hubard went to the cupboard to get her poor daughter a dress, when she got there the cupboard was bare, and so was her daughter I guess!

    Yes slower honey flow. The bees secret wax when they are forced to hold the nectar in there honey [FONT=&quot]stomach for an extended time, as the flow slows down or stops and the nectar is ripened [/FONT] the volume decreases and the bees move the honey to fill cells and cap them once they have a moisture content under 17%