When I was finally able to get into my hives, they had all kinds of brood inbetween the boxes. I hate cleaning it off as it is a mess. There was quite a bit of wax and I didn't want to waste it, but didn't know how to get rid of all the brood. I put it in a bucket of water. I left it by my bird feeders and kept noticing a tufted titmouse looking in the bucket. So I drained the water off and put the comb in a shallow pan. Viola! The next day, all the brood was gone. Nothing left but wax! The birds liked the brood and I like the clean wax!!
"The greatest threat is our own staggering ignorance and cavalier treatment of the natural world to which we belong."