Interesting observation from a first time beekeeper - Did not remove the top feeder soon enough. The hungry critters processed around 16# of sugar (!) in 2 gallons in this top feeder in about a month over the end of 'winter' in Dallas. Original hive had 3 brood boxes (8 frame ea) and I was opening it to add a third plus a queen excluder plus a honey box and found this: Some honey, some brood, some empty comb. Note that the floats (one is removed from the top of the comb) got stuck in the uppermost position. Maybe because this was the concentrated (2:1 or is is 1:2) syrup. They moved down properly with prior feedings in the fall with dilute syrup. We cut the comb out and secured it with cotton string into 5 frames. Was a bit messy and unplanned so it was sort of ugly, but will check at some point and see how they remodel it. Hope the queen wasn't in the mess of bees that were in the feeder. Dumped them back in and didn't see her. Here is the hive: This shows the three lower established brood boxes (about a year old now) then the new box with the burr comb from the feeder then a metal queen excluder and a 5th box on top with 8 empty foundation boards. Maybe I'll take some of the small, empty combs shown in the feeder and put them into the empty boards in the top queen-excluded box - vs putting them into the remaining 3 empty frames in the 4th brood box. Ideas?? Is this hive getting too tall?