I have two quick questions about comb as I'm getting geared up to re start my bees this spring, I'm a new beekeeper, started last year, and just found out that my one remaining hive (I started with two) did not overwinter. Discouraging, but there you have it. Moving forward I'm planning on splitting that hive full of comb between my two hives to give the packages something to start on (I have a couple frames of honey too, as a nice bonus.). My question is, that hive re-queened late in the year, and so there are empty queen cells in the comb, should I cut those off so as not to give the bees any ideas??
the second question is, my one hive was continually drawing comb that looked like a sine wave. (I am foundationless) any ideas on how to prevent them from doing this? it makes problems with removing the frames.