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  1. #1
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    Default Any idea what this is...?

    Ontario, Canada - Just split 2 frames of brood and a pollen/honey/drawn comb frame plus a frame feeder into each side of a double "queen castle" one week ago (from one of my booming overwintered hives). Introduced a new California queen to each side. Checked yesterday and saw quite a bit of this substance on one entrance and a small amount on the other entrance. Too cold to open up at the time (5C) but saw bees at the top of each box by the inner cover hole under the lid. Our spring temps have been a roller coaster!

    Anyone have any idea what this yellow/brown goo is?

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    Sorry about the orientation of the pics...Don't know how to change it.

  2. #2
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    St. Petersburg, fl, USA
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    Default Re: Any idea what this is...?

    Its bee poop but whether its normal or not would be the question. Nosema normally is just wet streaks so I am not sure if this is a problem. See what other replys you get.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Any idea what this is...?

    I've never seen it so yellow colored or so much of it! Thanks Jim

  4. #4
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    ElDorado,Arkansas,USA
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    Default Re: Any idea what this is...?

    When its cold would you go very far from home to poop.Bees wont either.

  5. #5
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    Thumbs Up Re: Any idea what this is...?

    Yes, may be a little dysentery. Not a problem unless you see a lot of that on the frames inside the hive.

    Please, tell us about your yellow numbering devices Buzz85.
    ...We don't see things as they are, we see things as WE are...

  6. #6
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    Aroostook, ME, USA
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    Default Re: Any idea what this is...?

    Cattle tags

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Any idea what this is...?

    I did not think about you guys still being cold. We just had a cold front go thru here-it went down to 77f. If I was cold I probably would not do more than run out the front door and take a quick dump then run back inside.

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