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Did you put this swarm on comb? Perhaps what you are seeing is residue from the bees chewing down the old comb in preperation for the queen to lay in rebuilt comb.

How do you know the bees are in wax production mode? What are you seeing that tells you so?

I'd leave them alone and let them do there own thing.

Mike Palmer has a saying that goes something like this. "Bees are better beekeepers than beekeepers are bees." And Jim Tew used to say to us back at school, "The bees don't read the same books that you and I do." Meaning, you can't always tell why they do what they do and they certainly don't conform to our schedule.

Have fun, leave them BEE.
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