I have some 4+4+4 support hives which always present a mess when removing to inspect. I have a 5 inch drywall knife which works fine removing the burr comb and honey along the top and bottom of the frames on each box. It also makes things easier for removing frames. I tote around a 5 gallon pail with a lid that I can scrap the knife full of wax and honey into as I progress through the hives. When I'm done with the inspections, I remove the pail 50 yds. or so to the other side of the barn for the bees to clean-up the honey drippings.
So I'm wondering if this burr comb and honey removal is a good idea or not when inspecting hives? I guess it wouldn't be any different than putting out extracted boxes of wet frames for the bees to clean-up. Is this a potential time bomb for robbing? After a few days I'm pretty much down to just the wax which I store away for the wax melter.