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Bees building comb under frames.

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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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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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