I've got a question about brood comb I hope someone can help me with since I'm new at this! I was checking the combs and half of one came off the bar and crumbled to the floor of the hive so I gently put the pieces in the back of the hive - on the floor but leaning against the wall. It's been 11 days now and some of the capped brood have hatched out but some have not. Also, the comb is just covered with bees. Should I assume the brood that have not hatched out are dead and remove the comb so it won't be in the way? I'm worried the queen may come and lay eggs in the comb, or the bees continue to fill the cells with nectar and keep adding on to it like they've been doing.
Thank you in advance for your advice and help!