I had a call for a squirrel house that has housed a colony of bees for 3 years now and it was PACKED with comb!! I think I messed up by cutting it to fit into frames with rubberbands and I switched the direction of the comb i.e. put it in sideways. I didn't find the queen but there were 3 queen cells on differant combs and the colony just swarmed that's why they called.... It was still a really active and FULL colony so I left the queen cells in their just in case their old queen was the one who split. There was so much comb it completely filled 8 deep frames.
That's alot for me so far no where near the amount of some of you guys but I was excited!! I was all ready to take pics and the memory card was still plugged into the computer
Oh well. But will putting the comb in a differant way mess up the hive or will they go about business as usual? There was 3-4 frames of brood.... I felt bad when I had to cut the comb some of the brood got destroyed one of the girls got her cell cut just right and she crawled out and started doing her thing on the come pretty cool!! The lady I was setting up the have for son was about 8 and I gave him a drone to play with and he was tickled pink it was too cool. Any way I could ramble on and on and on Ill save that for another time.
Thanks for the advice before now and in the future!!!