When should I replace my old comb?
How often should I change them? There are many opinions as to this question but no brood comb should be used for more than three years. Used comb should be rendered or disposed of rather than being used in a different colony. For the small cost involved it is not worth the risk.
How do you store brood frames?
Here's how it works:
- Freeze your frames, then let dry in your house – somewhere safe from most insects.
- Seal in plastic bags.
- Store bags of frames in large plastic bins that have a fairly tight fit and keep in the basement of your home where it's colder.
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What does healthy brood look like?
Healthy Larvae They should be pearly white and curled in a “C” shape. Discolored, twisted, melted or malformed looking larvae are signs of brood disease or parasites. When the larvae is very young, it will float in a pool of royal jelly. The more generous the pool of royal jelly, the healthier the colony.
Should I leave a Super on my hive over winter?
Yes, you can leave a honey super or several on the hive over Winter. In fact, most beekeepers do have a super or two designated for use by the bees. The size of the box designated as the “food super” for the bees varies from one beekeeper to another and from one region to another.
What is the shelf life of beeswax?
Pure beeswax whether in blocks or Comb Foundations, has an almost indefinite shelf life if stored in cool dry conditions. Samples which are thousands of years old have been tested and found to have almost identical properties to freshly produced beeswax.