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  1. #1
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    Aug 2004
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    western new york state USA
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    Recently when helping a friend clean up his supers I noticed a white crystaline substance on the empty combs,the ones with honey did not have this on them. It was definitely not mold-what could it be?

  2. #2
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    Aug 2004
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    western new york state USA
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    No definitely not sugar crystals, this deposit is a little like a cottony crystal substance --softer than sugar but a lot grainier than any mold I have ever seen. Thanks for the idea anyway.I wonder if it could be some kind of excrement from a hive pest or parasite?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
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    knoxville tn usa
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    i have noticed the white things as well, i believe it is wax from cappings that are chewed from honey caps above, the wax falls down and into the cells.
    Hope this helps

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