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Thread: Moldy Frames

  1. #1
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    Yesterday was the first day I could get into my hives. Several were dead outs. The bee cluster had started to mold and there was mold in the cells. I tried as best I could to get most of the dead out of the cells. Is it ok to reuse these moldy frames? Will the new bees clean them up?
    20 hives, 10 years, T and TF, All local stock

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    Yes

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    hireal--like Iddee says "Yes". The bees will clean them right up however I must ask how the ventilation is in the hive, was it sealed up too tight? I have had it happen before and it is not a major thing.
    "Younz" have a great day, I will.

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    In regards to ventilation, no it asn't sealed too tight. They were on open screened bottom boards and the tops were cracked. I am afraid it was my fault and there was not adequate stores for the winter. One of the hives had a queen that wouldn't quit laying and went into winter with a huge cluster. There was even capped brood still in the dead hive. Fed them last fall but must have been too little too late.
    20 hives, 10 years, T and TF, All local stock

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