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Dogwalker 

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When i removed the queen excluder why were large attached to the bars?

When is the correct time to replace frames in the brood box? Some are looking very black/brown

Thank you for your comments.
 

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I only replace when looking manky.
Some of the bottoms of my dark combs were bit mouldy/ crappy looking so cut off about 1/3 height, bees draw the comb out with new wax.
 

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Apologies should have read LARVAE
It happens. I have a colony that continually builds comb through the queen excluder and drones develop in the cells. Unfortunately they get trashed as the excluder is removed. It pays to give a colony a frame or two foundation free so they can build sufficient drone comb without the use of the excluder. This colony of mine is my only one without foundation free frames.
 

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It could be that the bee space is too large between frame tops and excluder wire.
Are you using TBS hive with a BBS excluder ?
 

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My landlord has a few excluders from Thornes that always cause this problem so we changed them for bamboo excluders and problem solved.
 

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