Cleaning up hive after swarm capture
I captured a swarm recently by cutting down a high limb where they had settled .Ten combs that were broken up a bit when the nest came down. I picked up the pieces, rubber banded them into frames and filled one deep with them. Now, how do I clean up this mess? Lift one frame from the end (at least a frame with no or minimum eggs or larva), cut out the old broken comb and replace with foundation then insert the frame into the middle of the nest? Do this weekly or so until the hive is renewed?
Give me your suggestions or explain how you do this rework. Thanks!
Julysun elevation 23 feet. 4 Hives, 2 years.