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I caught two swarms this week and put them in boxes with drawn out comb from my old hives (probably 75% drawn out, and includes some old honey). The bees are already making more comb and repairing, etc...

Question #1) My question is, how soon should I add a second box? Since they have less comb to build, should I add the second deep yet, or wait until the queen is laying? I've caught three swarms before, but I was always putting the swarms into hives WITHOUT old comb, so this is a new problem to me.

Question #2) How will the bees react to the old comb, some of which had dead brood in it -- will they just ignore it or clean it up? I scraped away most of it, because I wasn't sure, but I'm sure I missed a few.

Thanks!
 
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