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Replace those old brood frames!

IMG_2577Vita’s blogger was a bit shocked this weekend to see how little beeswax is actually contained in an old brood frame!

Using a steam cleaning system that separates the beeswax from the rest, there wasn’t too much beeswax coming from the brood frames! 

Unlike super frames that should hold the honey only and have nice white beeswax, brood frames seem to be held together mostly by the discarded skins of old larvae and a bit of propolis thrown in!

It provided a timely reminder to replace brood frames regularly to avoid the build-up of a potential disease reservoir.

Turlough
Vita’s Guest Beekeeper Blogger

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