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  1. #1
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    Default winter brood?

    Found a dead hive yesterday with capped brood. Anyone know if they can have brood in the winter for some reason?

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    Default Re: winter brood?

    yes they can and will start laying a little brood about now

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    Default Re: winter brood?

    perhaps it was a hive that died late fall,
    a hive crashing from mites or nosema will pull off brood as the cluster shrinks
    you will see exactly that, spotty brood patches
    Ian Steppler >> Canadian Beekeeper's Blog
    www.stepplerfarms.com

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