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I have 5 frames installed in my hive with placid, healthy looking bees. (my first hive). As the bees move on to the new brood frames should i take out the frames that the bees were delivered on and destroy them? They have a good pattern of brood, pollen and honey on them and it seems a pity to waste all the girls hard work.
 

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Pray why would you want to destroy perfectly good frames? If they were full of old black comb, you would recover the wax and clean the frames, but unless they are damaged or there is/has been a disease problem, there is no real good reason.

If you remove frames from the brood box at the end of April that are full of stores to give the queen room to lay, then you will want to store them safely for later in the year. You will always be wanting more equipment, so manage it, but don't burn it.
 

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