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After a couple failures, I collected a swarm and appear to have gotten the queen: we are into July now, a good month or two in, and they are very active and there is brood. But here's the problem: like an idiot, I left much of the bottom frame empty and put a feeder in. And then never took it out. It is now completely covered in comb.

Do I cut it out? Leave it? If cut it out, any ideas on how to do it without a disaster?

Thanks for any advice!
 

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Leave it until Spring. During late Fall and early Winter they will consume the honey in the comb and then move up into chambers above. Next Spring you can clean it up. To do it now will create a mess.

If the deep is sealed to the inner cover or migratory top, you can put a deep under it and then correct it next Spring. I don't like to do major jobs after the 1st of July in Kentucky. Flow is over, hive size begins to decrease, just leave it.

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