Last year was my first year with bees. I lost my hive. When I returned from a three week trip I found that what was left was decimated.... wing mutation etc. I am assuming mites. I have learned much since; continued to take advantage of bee classes/education, books and YouTube. I have a new hive (from Bee Thinking) and adjusted my old one to make the bars/sizes standard between them. I was wondering how much of the comb I should save and how do you cut and save them? I have seen the hair clamps and tie method for attaching.
Here is a shot of my girls a mere six weeks before their loss.