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BAFly 

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Hello everyone

I'm just starting out with bees in Scotland. By brood box is looking like it's ready for a super, but I have a couple of queries:

As part of my start up kit (from a local beekeeper) I have 2 supers, one with frames with drawn foundation and wide metal spacers, the other I have made up new self-spacing frames with fresh foundation. So, can I mix the self spacers with the metal spacers or would it be better to keep them in separate supers? If the latter, should I put the 9 frame, wide spaced, drawn comb super on first, or go for the one with 12 frames of undrawn foundation?

I hope that makes sense. Apologies if not, and apologies if I have the terminology wrong.
 

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I am by no means an expert but I would be very wary of using drawn comb I didnt know the history of.
 

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If the drawn comb came from the fella that you got your bees off there shouldnt be a problem. I would go for the drawn out comb first then when they are busy filling that put the foundation underneath that one.
 

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Thanks for the replies.

Yes, the drawn comb is from the same guy as I got the bees (local, well respected etc).

Put the fresh under the drawn later? Wouldn't have thought to do that.

Many thanks
 

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