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I have my new package one week ago in an 8 frame deep with wire support but no foundation, and they are building comb diagonally, so that it is attached to multiple frames.

My guess is that when I hung the queen cage, they started building off that and parallel to it.

Any tips, aside from just pushing the comb onto the wires until they straighten out?

Also, how often should I be doing that? Is weekly enough?
 

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Cut the wires and pull them out of the comb (in line with the direction of the wire to minimize damage). Cut the combs out and rubber band them into the frames. Once you have straight combs, you should be fine. Bees build parallel combs. Some of the combs will be too fragile to do this especially if they are new white wax and full of nectar. I would scrap these.
 

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Thanks Michael, I'll try that.

BTW, I got tips on how to get my forum posts replied to from your site. It worked!
 
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