Spring hive tuneup advice needed
Last year I didn't stay ahead of my bees enough and had too many swarms. This spring I have 4 very strong hives, #5 not so strong and #6 dead (didn't build up last summer, glad to see it go). Rosemary, eucalyptus, CA bay, etc are blooming, pollen is coming in. I want to be proactive.
The first warm day very soon I want to go through every frame of all brood boxes and scrape off all the unwanted burr comb, do any required checkerboading, and set them up well for a big year. Any advice, tips, or especially pointers to videos or instruction on this step would be appreciated. Even stuff like how to tip up a box and scrape off the burr comb. Thanks.