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    Re: Mold/Mildew on stored frames

    I'm with you, but that's what I've read - that you should scrape it out before returning the comb to the hive.
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    Re: Mold/Mildew on stored frames

    Last photo looks like there's wax moth webbing as well as mold - I hear the bees can have a hard time with the webbing.
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    Emergency split - did I do the right thing?

    Short story: 3rd year hive overwintered in a deep and a shallow super. Moved the queen and brood out of the super with an excluder; when brood hatched, I put on an empty medium between the deep and...
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    How to save a dwindling hive?

    Posted this at Beemaster, too, as it feels like a somewhat desperate situation at this point. This hive came out of winter with lots of bees - when I first opened it in late February, there was a...
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    Re: To much pollen, using pollen traps

    I imagine that the bees dig this pollen out of the cells to mix into bee bread - or can they consume the pollen raw?
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    Re: To much pollen, using pollen traps

    I've been reading about pollen feeding and collection, and was waiting for someone to say this. As a new beek, I'm confused by this whole idea: why would you take pollen from the bees in the season,...
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