Brand new keeper - advice - comb too deep?

Thanks, that all makes sense. Re foundation-less, was just following the flow hive videos with Cedar. What you’re saying is logical though, alas.


I’ve got good news and bad news. Good news, attempted first “trimming”. Also good, i remembered to remove a frame, in fact two since they were both empty, when inspecting the hive. It does make things WAY easier!.

Bad news: between the sun, the mesh in the hood, my nervousness and trying to be quick/efficient I did end up cutting some brood (larvae) which I didn’t see until it was too late.

My plan is to let them recover for 2 to 3 days, then do an inspection where I take detailed frame by frame photos in hopes someone can give me detailed “this one is good”, “cut this one at this angle here” type of advise. Causing the most concern is the last frame currently in the set which is bulging on both sides, pictures to come.

I appreciate all the help!


P.S. lesson learned: as opposed to some videos the hive tool is not an appropriate comb cutting tool. Ugh.

On freecomb when you get some tgat is crooked either cut out the crooked bit or if its crooked from the top slit along the top and straighten it and squeeze it in place.

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Well done Chris. It’s good that you’re learning as you go. I keep a little steak knife on standby for cutting comb out of frames. I look forward to your next video. cheers