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Cobrac

Got Mead? Patron
GotMead Patron
Sep 6, 2016
653
1
18
Västra Götaland, Sweden
The bee season has completely exploded here in Sweden. Flowers popping up like there’s no tomorrow. This demands a huge expansion in numbers of bees in my hives. They need more and more frames.
I’m sitting here and threading my hive frames and my fingers are bleeding. Is there someone who has the same experience?
 

Shelley

Worker Bee
Registered Member
Sep 13, 2013
332
8
18
Harford, NY
MeadMagic.com
I confess, I've never seen the zen attraction of threading frames. I started using Pierco all-plastic frames 8 years ago and haven't looked back. I have to give them a little extra TLC before using them so the bees don't draw out the comb crazy-like, but they take a beating and don't require much work. They're easy to scrape down, too, when I need to clean out the old comb.
 
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