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  1. #1
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    Default Stored frames have fermented honey

    I stored some boxes over the winter and unwrapped them today. The leftover honey fermented in the comb. Will the bees clean that stuff up or is it bad to use those frames? Some had a couple of spots of mold too. Should I toss them and start fresh?

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Stored frames have fermented honey

    the bees should clean them up but you said unwraped them. dont enclose. should be open or best on top of the bees. good luck.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Stored frames have fermented honey

    Thank you. This was my first winter. I was told to wrap the drawn supers in plastic bags to store. Today, I put a couple of them above the top board and put a cover on them hoping the bees would clean them up.

  4. #4
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    Manitowoc WI USA
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    Default Re: Stored frames have fermented honey

    Hmmm, wonder if bees like fermented honey, I mean, really really like it?

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Stored frames have fermented honey

    They didn't seem to mind. After about an hour I checked on them and there were bees all over it.

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