Re: How to get Virgin Honey Comb
I had a closed-off screen bottom on one, solid on the others. The one that had a screen I am rebuilding to my new size and with a solid bottom. I didn't like the screen. It didn't seem to affect the way they built but the only time I opened it was in the heat if the first summer.
I had wondered if the type of bee you kept was why they were building their nest like that. (I think some maintain a larger brood nest than others.) Mine are Minnesota Hygienic X Missouri Mutt and Buckfast out of Canada. Do you have just one that builds like this?
I was thinking if it were mine I might cut the brood portion off one comb leaving only capped honey and then insert an empty comb beside it on the broodnest side. For example |PBBBBBEHEE| No open cells = nowhere to lay, right?
3rd yr - 1 KTBH & 4 KTBH nucs - TF - USDA Zn 6b