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Bees seldom chew out old brood comb because it is a lot of work. I don't see any tell tale signs, but sometimes it's wax moth damage. Lesser wax moths don't leave as much noticeable frass as greater wax moths and the bees will chew out the comb to get rid of them. Whatever the cause the bees had a reason to chew it out or they would not have bothered.
@Michael Bush Thank you for your reply! Not sure I will ever know exactly what happened but I respect the idea that the bees know best and I will continue to observe and learn. On a separate note I have enjoyed reading your books and learned a lot from your website!
 
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