I am new to beekeeping this year and just installed my two packages of bees in their hives the weekend before last. I was unable to open the hives to check on the queens on Saturday like I wanted to because we had blowing snow and very cold temperatures. So, last night, Monday, it was warm enough to open the hives. When I removed the inner covers I found a large amount of comb built between the frames where I put the queen cages. I was unable to see any eggs or the queen and was concerned weather or not to to seperate the wild comb from the frames. I'm worried about possibly hurting a queen or damaging brood. But in reading last night I found a reference to this kind of comb and it recommended removing it. The bees have sugar water and pollen stored in the top of this wild comb, some of it came out with the queen cages. I would appreciate any advice about removing it . Also does comb and pollen possibly indicate that the queens are probably ok, or is this just wishfull thinking?