Hello all! I recently (about 48hrs ago) popped a new colony into my hive. In doing so, I secured the queen cage to the top of a frame using a rubber band, the idea being that it would be easy to remove once the queen had been freed.
Long story short, the girls freed her very fast, and they’ve now built comb around the plastic cage! They’re working overtime - in just 48hrs they’d got her out and built a stack of comb. I could try to remove the cage, but I’m unsure I’ll be able to without really damaging the comb. Is it ok to leave the cage in there? It doesn’t seem to be bothering them at all and the hive seems to be cranking.
Thanks for your help!