Re: Noobie question about brood frames
Westhill - All my hives started as cut outs or splits so there was quite a bit of ugly comb. Your idea will work.
Another way to get rid of it is you can move it into a top box in the spring. Set new box on the ground, take out a frame or two of ugly comb shake it well over the top of the hive so you dont have the queen and put the excluder on. Put the second box on with those frames in it. After stuff emerges, pull it.
A third way is to wait until they have attached it well to the frame, then take a good sharp knife and cut out the bad sections that stick out too far on either side.
Horrible comb will cause them to make more horrible comb. Just cleaned up 4 frames of stuff by crushing and squeezing the honey out. One line of comb from one frame curved across two others. How did I miss that this summer????
Started 9/13, building slowly, not trying the no treatment anymore