First Inspection tips and bees producing odd comb on Frames
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    Default First Inspection tips and bees producing odd comb on Frames

    Hi There!

    I am a newbie bee keeper and I have my great uncle teaching me the craft.

    I just installed my Nuc last weekend in a 10 bar hive and started feeding them.

    I am planning on inspecting them tomorrow or monday.. but I noticed there was some odd comb being made on the top frames (making it hard to take off inner cover). Should I scrap off any odd comb that isn't produced on the foundation?

    Any tips on my first inspection?

    Thanks!!

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    Default Re: First Inspection tips and bees producing odd comb on Frames

    This is normal, if the hive has plenty of bees they will fill any gaps big enough with comb. They also use propolis to fill small gaps, so your inner cover will be stuck down, this is why we use a hive tool, to prise things apart.

    You can scrape the burr on the top bars off if you wish, just be aware the bees will do it again.
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