Transferring Comb from Top Bar to Langstroth Frame

Moving comb from top bars to Langstroth frames is actually quite simple with the aid of elastic bands.

I preloaded two elastic bands on each end of the frames. Then it was just a matter of cutting the comb off the top bar, holding it in position and moving the elastic bands into place. In some cases I had to add extra elastic bands to hold the comb steady.

Once the bees fill in the gaps the elastic bands can be cut off … if the bees don’t chew them off first.