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    Mixed in the comb with the capped honey and a few cells of clear liquid, is a few cells of much darker thicker looking stuff. Any thoughts what it might be?

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    Benn feeding syrup?

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    Yes, just stopped about two weeks ago.

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    Clear stuff is probably your sugar syrup. If you taste it, it will taste like honey, but be quite flavorless other than the sweetness.

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    What about the thicker darker looking stuff?

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    Is it transparent or opaque? If it's liquid and transparent it's honey. If it's opaque and pasty it's pollen.

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    Or is its opaque and pasty, its brood so young you can't see the larve yet.

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    >Or is its opaque and pasty, its brood so young you can't see the larve yet.

    But not darker looking...

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    It is dark brown and you can not see thru it.

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    Its probably honey that is being stored in brood combs. Not uncommon.

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