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Cutouts due to diffrent frame size


#1

Hi everyone

I got a my Nuc last Thursday. The problem here in Switzerland is that almost no one is using Langstroth hives. So I had to cut out the drawn comb from the existing frames and place them into my Langstroth frames. I had help from my mentor and it went quite well! We had to cut away some brood (mostly drone brood) and some pollen and nectar. I hated to do so but all in all it was very little comb we couldn’t put back in the new frames. I thought I would share just in case someone else has the same problem. Here some pics of the procedure:

Cheers Flo :bee:

That’s the frame size we did the cutouts from

Brushing the bees of the frame

Cutting out the comb

Fixating the comb with elastic bands


Wiring Frames After Cross Comb Removal
#3

What size do you use there, just for others to reference?


#4

Hi Faroe

outside measurements: width: 285 mm / height: 362 mm

cheers

Flo


#5

do the bees chew through and remove the rubber bands with time? Or do they end up imbedded in the comb?


#6

Hi Michelle

They eventually chew through and remove them. Just don’t use rubber bands that are too thick. When I did the inspection I also removed some myself.

Cheers Flo