Will bee's build comb up?

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by BeeHunter, May 19, 2009.

  1. BeeHunter

    BeeHunter New Member

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    I recently did a cutout and brought along a couple helpers. While I cut out the brood comb I handed it down to be banded into frames, which they did. After a week I looked at them only to see the comb being build up onto the bottom and sides of the frames(where they where banded) but are not buildiing up. Has anyone ever witnessed them building comb upwards to the topbar?
    They are a full capacity on the 10 frames(or should I say 8 1/2 frames! and some pollen and honey) so I plan on adding a deep w/ foundation and let them move up to build it. Then slavage the comb for traps or wax?
    Any other ideas? :?:
     
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    They will first secure the comb to the nearest anchors. "side or bottom"...Then they will begin at the top and build down to connect with the old comb.
     

  3. BeeHunter

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    They have the sides and bottom waxed up good but seemed to be messing around w/ the top and "rounding it off" would be the best way to explain it.
    The comb(from the cutout) I got in there was just full of brood and they are out of space w/ the comb they do have. If I dont get them some room I think they might swarm?
    How bout putting a full deep box of foundation under them see if they will move down. Then once they move, repostion the half frames of comb onto the top piece w melted wax or ?
    I'll look again today I guess.