>I have not cleaned up all the Cross comb between the two deeps (brood boxes) and I know it is mainly Drone Comb.
Between one box and the next? Or between one frame and the next horizontally?
> Is this something that most of you get and do you constantly remove it.
I usually leave it between the boxes and I usually clean it up between the frames.
>My plan is this weekend to get down in between those boxes and scrape off. any advice?
If there is a lot of it, get a bucket with a lid and scrape it into the bucket.
>Also - are bees a little more aggressive this time of year
Depends on the flow.
> - my last hive check - the bees were as mean as they have ever been.. not sure if it is because summer is over?
Probably a dearth and a lot of idle older bees.
>I am very interested in starting a couple TBH's next year - just curious to anyone that uses them out there
I have several.
> - Can I start those types of hives with package bees?
That would be the easiest.
> And how well do they over winter?
Fine. Same as regular hives. The bees just move horizontally. Just make sure they start the winter at one end or the other so they don't move to one end and starve with stores at the other end.
Pictures of my TBH at www.bushfarms.com