OOOPS. Was that suppose to happen?
My son and I recently built a top bar hive and installed a 3# package of bees. After checking them about thee days later, I find they started building two very nice size combs on the comb in the middle of the hive, I assumed the bees would start there brood comb in the front, near the entrance hole. ? Oh well.
Q1 should I do anything about the comb they started in the middle of the hive?
Also as I started to remove the queen box that the queen was hanging in, at the same time a rather good size comb fell off a top bar to the floor of the hive trapping the queen box under it.
Apparently they built there first comb around the queen box and as i held the white tab and removed the top bar to extract the box the comb fell...with the box as it slipped from my fingers. The queen box went down with the comb and now lays under the comb. Resting on the floor of the hive. the comb was white, brand new and half full of honey. Seeing I had caused enough damage for one day I slowly closed up the hive and left them alone.
Q2 Should I try to tie the fallen comb up to a top bar?
Q3 I cannot confirm nor deny the health of the queen.
WOW What a NUBE !!