Hive Inspection 20160602
Well, an unhappy second inspection at week four after package installation. Multiple issues encountered. I’ll keep each of these issues in a separate thread for easier future reference and to make it easier for helpful advice givers to respond.
So this inspection bore the unwelcome sight of significant cross combing.
Trying to separate (slowly, gently, prying with hive tool) ended with comb falling out of two middle frames that were about 2/3 full and adhered to top and one side of their frames.
After my one week inspection after package install, I decided to keep “hands off” for the ensuing three weeks after reading a number of threads about “too much for the new hive” interfering inspections. ??Should I have inspected more often? If so, how often?
How do I “evacuate” the comb and frame of bees in order to “repair” using the rubber band method of re-installing the comb? I feel I handled the bees on the comb too much while I tried to insert the comb into the rubber band loops.