You are going to use the comb repeatedly for 4-5 years. It will be moved about into various boxes. If it is not uniform, it will disrupt the brood pattern. Especially on "all mediums" it can cramp the brood sufficiently that the swarm impulse is triggered. Having non-uniform comb is a management issue for any type of keeper -- nuc producer to hobbyist. Because the cell depth in brood and honey and drone are different, you tend to get comb that is lumpy and swells -- and this tendency increases over time. This can be managed by cutting back the wide areas, but it is a further management step.How is bees drawing what they naturally want to draw, when and how they see fit, a drawback unless you want to force brood rearing for splitting or packaging.
It's not up against the wall, the burr comb side is up against a full frame of brood (part of the nuc). The second picture I posted is on the inner from other side of the nuc frames.I run a lot of plastic is that side up against the side of the hivewall ? If so scrape it off and spin it around next to straight comb in the brood box they typically figure it out then
It is probably more difficult for the bees to build what they want on plastic so they treat it as any other flat surface in the hive. Personally, I would leave it. What harm does it do? Where else do you want them to build burr come? I would love it if all the burr comb was on one frame.I find they do some wierd things on plastic, sometimes they build perfectly and sometimes they build wildly.
This may sound stupid, I'm new....but what is the purpose of burr comb? Why do they need to build it....I was under the impression that they were just filling as much space as possible?What harm does it do? Where else do you want them to build burr come? I would love it if all the burr comb was on one frame..