Re: Very Strange Comb Building - I've never seen this before.
Sure. A common experience. Bees being bees. Foundation is a suggestion. Also, perhaps, had there been more bees and a strong nectar flow they wouldn't have done what you illustrate quite as much. Though, I have seen the same thing in some of my hives this Spring. I put two Pierco frames in the brood box when I make Spring Nucs. Quite a lot of which has been well drawn.
Originally Posted by bsteineman
The frames of comb facing those frames does often become deeper, extending into the space of the Pierco frames. You'll have to ask the bees why.
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