I have a colony that is sloppy. Lots of burr comb and comb laid across frames. Makes a mess during inspections. Last inspection, I started to clean some of it up and another couple of chunks just fell apart when I lifted some frames. I have 3 questions about this.
1) All of my equipment is the same and my other 2 colonies are neat and tidy (a little burr here and there). Would requeening be a viable solution to neatness issues?
2) Is it considered a good idea to clean up during an inspection? Scrape off burr whenever I see it, etc.
3) In the past I've just tossed the burr and chunks out into the yard. It occurs to me this might be a nuisance and possible risk for predators, disease, bee confusion or anything else. I just saw a burr comb collecting box that sits on the end of the hive body. Looks convenient. Should I be collecting and removing all this from the bee yard?
I realize lots of this will seem silly to commercial beeks. Being a small keeper, i can afford the time to do this sort of thing if it's beneficial.