OK - last summer when I caught a swarm, I put an inner feeder on it during the fall to give them a boost for food. These bees built their comb up in underneath the inner feeder and now it is STUCK on the hive body. They have survived all winter and there seems to be a lot of bees, but I need to get that feeder off. This weekend it is suppose to be in the 60's (YEAH!) and I thought I would: 1. Twist the inner feeder off - to break the burr comb 2. Clean off all the burr comb that will be on the top bars of the hive body 3. Put another hive body on top 4. Put some 1:1 syrup on them via a boardman feeder - along with a pollen pattie SO what do you think? Is this a way to fix my little dilema??? ALSO I still have dry sugar on my other bees along with a pollen pattie. Can I still put some 1:1 on them and leave the dry sugar on for a while? We have had below normal temps here in Arkansas and I know the cold isn't over with yet by a long shot? THANKS for your wise advise! We are FINALLY seeing some warmer temps here - they are slow getting here - but the long range forecast is in the 40's, 50's and that is so much better than what we have had. This time last year, I had early spring flowers blooming, they are Just now starting to start to bud and will probably bloom in a week or so. I even had "hen-bit" blooming early last year and this year not much at all. So my bees still need feed - but when I peeked under the hood a couple of weeks ago, some of my hives still had honey and they haven't touched much of the sugar, but some have already been into the dry sugar. I consider myself lucky because so far all of my hives are still alive and kicking.....I mean buzzing!