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  1. #1
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    Oct 2010
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    Adell, WI, USA
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    Default Winter Kill - Capped Honey

    I lost two of my hives to winter kill. When cleaning them out I found that they still some capped frames of honey in the brood frames. Questions is? Do I extract the honey before using the frames for new packages or do I put those frames in to assist the new packages?

    My concern for putting the capped brood frames in full of honey would be that the bees would not empty them and use for brood rearing.

    I am just not sure what to do. Any suggestions would be welcome.

    Thanks

  2. #2
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    Baker Oregon
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    Default Re: Winter Kill - Capped Honey

    I gave my replacement packages 3 frames of honey each and the rest drawn comb. I think you are correct on not filling the brood chamber with capped frames but some honey with the rest being open brood comb will give them a great leg up on the spring build up.
    Dan Hayden 4 Years. 12 hives. Tx Free. USDA Zone 5b.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
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    Hudson, WI USA
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    Default Re: Winter Kill - Capped Honey

    Morgan, look at the April 13 entry from Jim's blog
    http://naturesnectar.blogspot.com/se...max-results=48
    The bees will uncap the honey and use it as they need it. That is what it is for.

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