I received my first package of bees on April 14th (one week ago today). I started them in a 10 frame medium super with wired small cell wax foundation. They appeared to be getting a good start and have been hauling in lots of pollen. I went into the hive on Saturday (5 days after hiving) and removed the queen cage (she was released by the bees) and added more syrup to my top feeder. All appeared normal at that time, but when I went to check on them this afternoon, I noticed a large amount of chewed wax under the screen bottom board. I did a search and found in another forum that a member had posted about this happening to her where the bees basically just cut the foundation out of the frame (http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php?topic=8818.0).
I was hoping not to disturb the bees for a while, but I really don't want to go back in two weeks and find a mess of burr comb that I'm going to have to cut out. If you look at the picture linked below, it shows the amount of chewed wax under the hive.
Here's a picture of my hive setup: screened bottom board/hive stand combo, slatted rack, medium body, mann-lake top feeder, and telescoping outer cover.
Any suggestions on what I should do? It's supposed to be in the mid 70's tomorrow, so if you think I should open the hive to check it out, it would be a good day to do it.