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    Default Holes in comb- no moths

    Okay, I've got a hive with otherwise good comb, no evidence of pests of any sort--- yet the outside frame of the top super (a medium, over a deep) has holes through the comb and foundation.

    Do bees sometimes chew up foundation to use to make comb? Any other explanation?

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    Yes, bees will remove comb and use it to make or repair comb in other places where needed most. Happens especially where comb is needed in broodnest when there is no or little nectar flow.

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    Sounds like what that is then, thanks.

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    my italian mutts will even do it to foundation. good luck,mike
    "Wine is a constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy" Ben Franklin

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    Default robbing

    sounds like it could have been robbing to

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