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  1. #1
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    Default Found in hive

    Does anyone have any idea what this is in the photos. I found it after inspecting a hive I bought where last year a new beekeeper had put them together with too many frames in a box, no spacing and they had waxed together and I separated them, etc. The bees look very healthy, are a vigourous, strong hive and had plenty of honey left over through the winter and are currently bringing in pollen and nectar now.
    Thanks

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jbcarro...n/photostream/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jbcarroll/5485378067/
    Last edited by carrojb; 02-28-2011 at 08:06 AM.

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    Default Re: Found in hive

    Need to add photos

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    Default Re: Found in hive

    looks like propolis and burr comb, the honey looks like it has sugar in it...ive noticed alot of times when I feed dry sugar they will pack it on top of honey.
    but hard to tell, I can never make my pictures look exactly like real life either.

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    Default Re: Found in hive

    It is just crystalized honey. Some honey most likely Goldenrod will do that in the comb. No worries the girls will use it. Hive looks good.

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    Default Re: Found in hive

    Honey and propolis. Looks normal to me. No need to worry!
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    Default Re: Found in hive

    Honey-filled burr comb.
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