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Looks like they are not capping brood around the foundation wire. Why are some frames like this and some not? Bee Beekeeper Honeybee Beehive Honeycomb

At least that is what it looks like.
 

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My buddy posted a nice picture of a frame full of brood with scattered cells missing along both vertical and horizontal wires, some more than others.

If the wire is exposed in the bottom of the cell either the queen won't lay in it or the bees remove the egg (or larvae). Probably next round they will add some wax when they clean or the wire surface will oxidize enough they ignore it.

Looks pretty strange, but I don't think it hurts anything, and once the comb has been used a bit they stop skipping those cells.

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Sometimes the factory vertical wires are not centered in the wax and have a fair bit more exposure on one side. If your cross wiring happens to go on that side too, it will also stand out more as well. As psfred says, dont worry, those cells will get laid up the next rotation or so.
 
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