burr comb Burr comb is comb built by bees any place outside the frame. Burr comb often appears on hive walls or on top of frames. Related Articles: Varroa Mites: A Complete Treatment GuideThe aptly named Varroa destructor mite is virtually unavoidable. Learn how to monitor and manage it to minimize its impact and maintain healthy, surviving colonies.Best Type Of Beehive For Beginners (And Why)There are 3 major types of hives: Langstroth, Warré and horizontal hives like a Top Bar hive. We describe how they each work including pros and cons and why we think you should start with Langstroth.