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  1. #1
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    Default Is this disease related?

    I bought 2 hives from a person that had to move due to work and i have had them for a week and we got into them yesterday and found this pattern in one of the frames. is this normal or is it disease related? thanks!

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Is this disease related?

    In that small pic I'm seeing a semi-circle of brood (with a bit of bridge comb sticking out), surrounded by capped honey. That looks plenty healthy to me, unless there's something else you were wanting us to look at, at which point I think I'd need a larger pic.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Is this disease related?

    No i was wondering, I am a brand new bee keeper and i just thought it was odd, considering that was the only frame that looked like that. Thank you very much!

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Is this disease related?

    My bees seem to like putting a section of honey above the brood in each brood comb in my KTBH hives too. I haven't seen much of the semicircle brood with honey on the top+sides, but I'm guessing that it's about the same thing, as far as the bees are concerned

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Is this disease related?

    Looks like they built some bridge comb between two frames that were not pushed together. Bee space! Cut it off with a hive tool and make sure those frames are together. The bees will fix it.
    Raising Vermont Bees one mistake at a time.
    USDA Zone 5A

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