I got my first package of bees on April 12 and they have been doing great. Couple inspections and everything looked great. Checked them today and they had grown the colony way more than i expected. The problem i had is that while they have almost filled all the bars on the hive with some comb (none are completely full), some of the combs are on 2 bars and during the inspection i managed to rip several of them. I now am wondering if i made the bars the wrong width (1.5") or if maybe i should have made the starter points down the whole length of the bar as they seem to have started on the flats of the bars. By whole length i mean to say that the points cover everything but an inch or two on either end or even both are the problem. I did a lot of reading before i built and i know i read of several different bar widths i couldn't tell you the who, and why of picking that width today. I really need a solution to fixing this before it gets worse. In my mind the easiest would be to do a cut out on them and move them to a Warre i've almost finished, then work on cutting new top bars for next year, but any other solutions would be greatly appreciated. To my knowledge none of the local beekeepers use top bars so i don't have a good source of help on the matter. Thanks for any help you all can give.