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  1. #1
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    Default Capped brood or whatever?

    I'm a first timer . I just put my nucs in the hives and the frames are loaded with capped something. It is very dark in color, what am I seeing? Also there is a fair amount of pollen.

    Couldn't find the queen, but frankly I didn't linger very long looking.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Capped brood or whatever?

    Probably honey since it takes 9 days before brood is capped.
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  3. #3
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    Default Re: Capped brood or whatever?

    But AB, nucs should come w/ capped brood. So, if trhe caps in question are below the Pollen, then it is brood.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Capped brood or whatever?

    If you got nucs with dark comb, the brood caps are dark in color as well. New comb will have lighter brood cappings. Scrape the cap on one and see.
    "My wife always wanted girls. Just not thousands and thousands of them......"

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