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Correcting A Cross Comb Colony

Last spring a swarm moved into some empty equipment that was missing some of the frames in Jim’s apiary. In this clip, John replaces the cross combs with needed frames. This is a messy, but necessary task for efficient beekeeping.  

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Questions:

  1. What may happen if frames are left out of a hive containing a colony of honeybees?
  2. What are two concerns to be considered prior to removing cross comb from a colony?
  3. If cross combing is natural why is it a concern within a colony?