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Thread: mold & pollen

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    I've got some brood frames with pollen in it that has mold. It's a white mold, my ? is will the bees clean it out or do I need to replace it? thank's Mark

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    The bees will clean up whatever is moldy. If the pollen is not usable they will throw it out.

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    Mark,
    Are your bees bring in new pollen?

    I replace such frames with drawn comb or foundation. I firmly believe that frames plugged solid with pollen are useless, especially if they are collecting new pollen. Frames plugged solid limit the brood nest expansion. This time of year, I'd rather have a frame of brood than a frame of pollen.

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    House: yes my bees are getting alot of pollen,( if the weather ever clear's back up.)My main concern is I'm getting some package bees & need the drawn comb. Mark


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