went to add another deep on . took off the feeder and it was loaded with burr comb. should i have scraped it off? and if so what do u do with the honey soaked wax? i left it and just added the deep. did i do it wrong?
I would have scraped it off and just set it out where the bees can get at it. They will have the honey stripped out of it in no time and leave you the dry wax. Not really good practice in a dearth as it could set off robbing. Leaving it on there will just make a mess that you will have to deal with next time. Also you may crush a few bees between the bottom bars of your added deep and this burr comb when you put it on.
Like Iddee said, you didn't do wrong. Other than making more of a mess the next time you pull them apart. Like Perrybee said-I would have scraped it off and put it on the landing board of the hive, (I use Mann Lake style hive standa with a sloped landing board) The bees will clean it up and leave you with clean, dry wax to use when you start candle-making.
Side note to Eddy Honey: I don't know how adamant feels about those feeders-but I love them. I drive truck and am gone during the week and home on Saturday. When the bees are feeding heavily before the flow in early spring, I don't worry about them going dry while I'm gone.