Holes in drawn foundation

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jbr

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I have a frame of foundation that has largely been drawn out on the brood side, but is untouched on the other. There are quite a few cells which have been drawn out but the base of the cell is missing, ie the bees have eaten it away. Is this normal or is it a problem? The missing bottoms are in no particular position, just randomly placed.
 
I have a frame of foundation that has largely been drawn out on the brood side, but is untouched on the other. There are quite a few cells which have been drawn out but the base of the cell is missing, ie the bees have eaten it away. Is this normal or is it a problem? The missing bottoms are in no particular position, just randomly placed.

Any chance of a photo at all? :)
 
Hi Jbr
Its normal, they will draw both sides when they are ready, you will also see the odd hole, or another favourite is the removal of wax foundation from the bottom of the frames to take elsewhere.
 
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