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  1. #1
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    Greece, NY, USA
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    Default how to fix capped brood in honey super

    Does anyone have ideas on what to do if I find capped brood in a honey super? Scrape out the brood? Replace w/ empty frames? (think my previous post was too long winded)

    Thanks,
    Jim

  2. #2
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    Bertie County,NC
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    Default Re: how to fix capped brood in honey super

    put a queen excluder between the super and the boxes below and let the bees hatch then allow it to be filled with honey

  3. #3
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    Default Re: how to fix capped brood in honey super

    Make sure the queen is not in the super and add a queen excluder. Then wait for the brood to emerge. The bees will backfill the cells with honey as the brood emerges. If you try to scrape them out the mashed brood will contaminate your honey. So unless you like dead brood juices in your honey wait for them to emerge.
    Dave

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    Default Re: how to fix capped brood in honey super

    If you don't plan on harvesting I would do nothing. There is nothing wrong with brood in honey supers. The queen will eventually move up anways in winter. If for some reason you decide to put on the honey excluder make sure to remove it after the first frost.

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