Comb on the bottom of frames

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by Casey Johnson, May 16, 2019.

  1. Casey Johnson

    Casey Johnson Member

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    I did a hive inspection yesterday and saw decent amount of new comb with larva around the 8-9 day old range. This was in the bottom box (I only have one deep with each hive currently). I was always taught to remove bur comb but I had a hard time doing it since this is a new packaged hive and the comb was full of larva. SO I was thinking, since this is the bottom box and I don't intend to disturb this box too much, especially when I get a second deep. Why couldn't I just leave that bur comb that attaches the bottom of the frames to the bottom screen?
    Thoughts on this? Should I have removed the bur comb or should I have left it alone?
     
  2. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Since it is a new package I think leaving it alone is ok. Before fall you'll be cleaning it up. sorry about the slow reply, I was out chasing koi,
     

  3. Casey Johnson

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    No worries. Thanks for the reply. Dang bear got into my electric fenced bee yard and destroyed one hive. This is good info for the other hives though. Thank you.
     
  4. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I am glad I don't have to deal with bears. Hope your luck improves.