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    Default MIce in HIve

    Hi, I checked my hive this past week and found that it had died. Some of the bottom frames had been chewed and I think I saw mouse dropping on the bottom board, but no nest. My question is whether the honey that is in the hive is still edible, or if the mice contaminated it? The top box hasnt been touched by mice. Thanks

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    Default Re: MIce in HIve

    Honey is fine. put bees back in and your good. If your worried you can rinse the comb with water and let it dry before you extract.

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    Default Re: MIce in HIve

    Get a cat.

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    Default Re: MIce in HIve

    Honey is fine for bees; I wouldn't extract it for human consumption. Those little bugger pee everywhere, and... well you do the math .
    Bees, brews and fun
    in Lyons, CO

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    Default Re: MIce in HIve

    >Honey is fine for bees; I wouldn't extract it for human consumption.

    That's always my view. Bees need honey, so I'll give it to some bees.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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