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Comb between the boxes

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I added a second deep to my hive a couple of weeks ago. When I did an inspection last week the bees had built a bunch of comb between the bottom and top boxes.

Should I leave it there? Scrape it out?
Is there something I shoudl do to prevent this?

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Scrape it out.
Make sure your beespace is correct between the frames from top to bottom. I think it should be no more than 3/8 inch. If this is not correct I am sure someone will give the correct dimension here soon. Any more space than this and they will build comb.
They almost always build some comb between the boxes. Scrape it out or leave it. I usually scrape it off and clean things up so the the boxes don't get terribly difficult to separate later.
They will only rebuild it, but if it makes you feel better you can scrape it out. Extra work doesn't make me feel better...
Thanks all!
Seemed to make them unhappy when i scraped it out last time - so maybe I'll leave it and see if it gets in the way.
Or you could consider the extra wax a good thing and add it to your stash for future melting.
Thats a good idea.

What do you save it in? Maybe a covered food-grade bucket?
Anything that can seal up tight. I use some tupperware my wife was going to through out. I then keep it in the basement where it stays nice and cool.
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