I just dropped the price of
the permaculture playing cards
for a wee bit.

 

 

uses include:
- infecting brains with permaculture
- convincing folks that you are not crazy
- gift giving obligations
- stocking stuffer
- gambling distraction
- an hour or two of reading
- find the needle
- find the 26 hidden names

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Todd Parr
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If you read my other post, you know I just caught a swarm and installed it in my Warre hive. The last group in that hive didn't survive the winter. They had a full box of honey that I didn't harvest and I let the bees from my Perone hive eat it. So I still have one box that is full of cleaned out comb. Will it help the bees if I give them that box of comb to use, or should I tear the old comb out and use the box as an empty?
 
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Leave the comb They'll be able to use their energy to make honey instead! Is the comb in good condition though? When we've seen hives leave they often leave larger misformed comb.

Mel
 
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Mel Green wrote:Leave the comb They'll be able to use their energy to make honey instead! Is the comb in good condition though? When we've seen hives leave they often leave larger misformed comb.

Mel


It looks perfect. No cross combing or anything. The entire box is full of comb, no smaller combs on the edges.
 
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Sounds good to me then Go for it.
 
I'm not dead! I feel happy! I'd like to go for a walk! I'll even read a tiny ad:
Permaculture Playing Cards by Paul Wheaton and Alexander Ojeda
https://permies.com/wiki/57503/digital-market/digital-market/Permaculture-Playing-Cards-Paul-Wheaton
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