I am hoping for some information on how to save brood comb (and bees) when comb collapses? How do you save it? And how do you retrieve it without taking the hive apart? I had some med Lang frames and needed deep frames... so I used the meds and let them draw off the meds... but some of the comb has fallen off today when I was in checking them and I couldn't figure out how to retrieve and save it without destroying it and most likely getting stung trying to get it back off the bottom of the hive... What concerns me is I also could not find the queen and it was hard to tell if there were any eggs from what I could see, there may not have been any (so possibly they swarmed) in which case if that's so, hopefully there is a virginqueen in there, since I only saw queen cells that weren't capped.)
I can take the frames out to attempt to retrieve it but how do you get it out without crushing it and then back onto a frame/top bar?