Hi all, newbie here. I'm three weeks out on a package install and everything is going well except my bees are building comb between the hive top feeder and the brood box. I officially hate my hive top feeder ( the kind with the screened area between the two feeding areas) and went to change it to a pail feeder the other day. Discovered once I got out there that her Majesty was laying brood in the comb. I don't know if I should clean it all out......I'm afraid the queen might actually be hanging out with her gang up there and I don't want to hurt her. Anybody have any experience with this? After reading many posts on this subject I know this much:
If I tear it out, the bees will rebuild.
Hardware cloth on the oval cut out and a pail feeder is a better option for most.
What I don't know is how to remedy this without endangering the queen.