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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2009
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    Seguin, Texas
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    Default Thick white cappings

    One of my hives has some cappings on honey that I have never seen before - they are very white and thick - almost looks like cotton. The involved super had some brood in it so I put on a queen excluder and waited for the brood to emerge. Now the bees have back filled those cells with honey capped with these odd caps. I first thought it was some kind of mold, but scratching it reveals normal appearing honey below. Is this normal or signs of a problem?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
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    Great Falls Montana
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    Default Re: Thick white cappings

    It is normal and indicates a good heavy flow. I don't think the cappings are heavier, I think it reflects the bees maximizing storage space by making cells a little deeper.

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