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  1. #1
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    Default Wet looking comb during inspection.

    Went into a hive today in Georgia. Temp was about 60. This was a late swarm that was caught last year. It is in one deep and one medium super full of honey from another hive. Bees look to be a little on the light side. In the deep they are on about 4 frames on one side with brood and a queen. On the other side I noticed two frames with no bees on it (drawn comb) that looked wet. So I took these frames out to look. I have not experienced this before. I should have taken a pic. The two frames were dripping with something and seemed to have "soaked the comb and frame". It would pour out of the frame when turned on its side. Maple should be flowing here. I see a little comming in my observation hive. It just dose not look like the typical storing of nectar. No noticeable order. Liquid is clear. It looks like someone sprayed the frame with WD-40. Other frames that I saw in other hives had some nectar being stored but it did not look like a wet mess as this hive did. Any thoughts?

  2. #2
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    greer south carolina USA
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    Default Re: Wet looking comb during inspection.

    could be a leaking feeder bottle?

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Wet looking comb during inspection.

    No feeder was on it. Still had honey left. I will check in about a week to see what it looks like then.

  4. #4
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    Wilsonville,Alabama,USA
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    Default Re: Wet looking comb during inspection.

    Have you ever seen a frame that has been slimed by hive beetle. Google a picture and see if that's it.

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    Default Re: Wet looking comb during inspection.

    if they are bringing in nectar then it could be nectar that is in the process of drying out to be honey. Does the hive have any other pests?

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Wet looking comb during inspection.

    I am hoping its just the nectar. I just never seen it that way. Also, there were no bees on the frames at all. No SHB larvae were present. No odor and the comb appeared to be in tact. As soon as we get a break in the weather I am going to take a picture. Thank you all for your time! I did no notice any other pests. But I may be missing something.

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