I'm sure this is common to all new beekeepers. Your instinct tells you not to disturb the bees too much, but your curiosity (isn't that why you decided to keep bees in the first place?) pushes you to have a look. A lot of books tell you in your first year to go ahead and open up once a week. The disturbance is worth it as you will need to learn a lot quickly. I try to not open more than once a week, but invariably when I do, the bees have helpfully built some cross comb between frames and the only way of being able to pull a frame out is to cut into some comb. Sometimes this comb has honey in it, so you end up with a bit of a mess. What do you experienced beekeepers do? Do you clean up any cross-comb every time you open so you can get out all ten frames? Or do you just have a quick look from the top? Or do I have some other problem? I don't know, perhaps my hive is not exactly level or some other problem causing them to bridge comb between frames (and sometimes sides) Every problem I have I keep thinking perhaps it's because I have disturbed them too much. Is it possible to disturb them too much?