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Due to a bad design choice/oversight, there is a 1-1.5" "space" between the frames and the screened bottom board. Seems my new bees are building crosscomb in this space, across the bottoms of the frames.

To fix, I'd have to remove the deep super, and make a quick modification to the bottom board, and then scrape all of the crosscomb off (which probably contains brood).

Or, I can leave it in place and deal with it later.

Advice?
 

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i noted a lot of bur comb being built on the bottom of my deep which usually stays on the bottom ontop of the entrance board.

I was told "they have to make drone comb someplace"

Ive left it untill this spring when i rotated my deep which was empty. I assume they will rebuild it as they see fit.

i dont know that it hurts anything....
 

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Ive left it untill this spring when i rotated my deep which was empty. I assume they will rebuild it as they see fit.

i dont know that it hurts anything....
I'd like to leave it, but it's preventing me from doing a hive inspection, as pulling the frames will rip this cross-comb apart.

I'm not sure which is the lesser of evils: Destroying this comb, or forgoing inspection.

It's interesting that the same thing is happening in both hives, which are built the same. The bees are consistent, at least.
 

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What kind of foundation are you using, are you using Duragilt foundation???. Alot of ppl including myself has had issues with Duragilt foundation lately and if you try to fix it they will go right back and do it again! I left it as is after finding it double combed 3 times in a row. But when it comes time for the 2nd deep i got different foundation thats for sure!
 

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The one place you can get away with a bee space violation is the gap between the bottom board and the bottoms of the frames.

I'd like to leave it, but it's preventing me from doing a hive inspection, as pulling the frames will rip this cross-comb apart.

That won't prevent you from doing an inspection.

I'm not sure which is the lesser of evils: Destroying this comb, or forgoing inspection.

That should be a no-brainer. Inspection is far more important than tearing up a small amount of excess comb.
 
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