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  1. #1
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    Default White cappings verses Almost transparent cappings.

    I have noticed that some of my frames have white cappings on them and some have almost transparent cappings. You can see the color of the honey through the cappings. The thickness appears to be the same but I can not be certain. On both cases the entire frame was capped. Any ideas as to why they would be different? Amount of nectar flow at the time of capping or source of nectar? Thanks in advance!

  2. #2
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    Default Re: White cappings verses Almost transparent cappings.

    I know what you're saying.... I almost get jealous when I see the snow white cappings some people get. My bees seem to be on the transparent side.

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    Default Re: White cappings verses Almost transparent cappings.

    The white capping has air trapped underneath it, where the clear is in contact with the honey.
    Dan Hayden 4 Years. 9 hives. Tx Free. USDA Zone 5b.

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    Default Re: White cappings verses Almost transparent cappings.

    The two different types of caps are known as "wet" and "dry". Wet is when the nectar in the cell beneath the cap is totally full, and dry is when it's not.

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    Default Re: White cappings verses Almost transparent cappings.

    Thanks for the replies.

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