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    Default old nectar and old pollen for feed

    I had a few hives die with lots of pollen and uncapped nectar. Can I feed that back to my spring packages, or will it sour by then.

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    Default Re: old nectar and old pollen for feed

    As long as you know your hives didn't have diseases like EFB or AFB.

    Capped honey can kept for a while. After about year the bees won't eat the pollen.
    Just keep the pests out, like wax moths, beetles and ants... A 24 hours freeze will kill the eggs.

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    Default Re: old nectar and old pollen for feed

    Quote Originally Posted by FlowerPlanter View Post
    As long as you know your hives didn't have diseases like EFB or AFB.

    Capped honey can kept for a while. After about year the bees won't eat the pollen.
    Just keep the pests out, like wax moths, beetles and ants... A 24 hours freeze will kill the eggs.
    Thanks. I was hoping I could use it. The colonies froze.
    I have them sealed and stacked and we just had a good freeze so I'm good for now. Although those wax moths always seam to find a way in.
    I'm getting early packages, so hopefully it will still be freezing near the end of March.
    Thank again.

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