I picked up a colony from an ad I saw on craigslist and had transported them to their new location. The colony was inside a small trash can and so I removed the comb with brood and had placed them in new empty frames with rubber bands to support them. This was last weekend. Today I went to inspect the hive and noticed the bees had started all over again with new comb attached to the inner cover and have neglected the two frames of brood I had in there. It looks like the ants had started to make their way in the hive and have started getting at the old brood. I was totally bummed out to see this. So now I have to remove the new comb since I can't really let them attach it to the inner cover. Should I have filled the super with frames so that there wasn't enough room for them to attach to the inner cover? I had only left it with the two brood frames last week?
Any info would be great.