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  1. #1
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    Default Feeding honey from cut-out to other hives?

    I got a stupid huge amount of honey from my last cut-out. Is it OK to feed some of it to my other hives to help them build up for winter? I did not see any overt signs of disease in the feral hive, except maybe mites, which all hives seem to have.

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    Default Re: Feeding honey from cut-out to other hives?

    I don't eat any honey from a cut-out,it tends to taste like house or old barn.put it in a pan with pinestraw or something for the bees to crawl on&cover it up in the evening to keep out the moths&beetles

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    Default Re: Feeding honey from cut-out to other hives?

    Where was the cut out? Was there any chance that they had been sprayed?What I'm getting at is if there is no question about the honey being clean then why not? If the cut out came from 20 ft. up and out of reach of a can of raid why is it any worse than the honey in your hive?
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    Default Re: Feeding honey from cut-out to other hives?

    The guy tried to spray, but I don't think much of it got into the hive. Still I am not going to eat it. I was thinking of feeding it to a different hive of mine. I always heard not to feed back honey to them they did not produce. I am leaning towards feeding it to them.

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    Default Re: Feeding honey from cut-out to other hives?

    I would not feed honey that came from a sprayed hive. But thats me
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