I went out today w/ my stethoscope to listen and of my two colonies, it was the bigger of the two that has died - probably in the past week. They were trying to keep new brood and the queen warm and I think froze trying. I'm dealing w/ it (I cried the whole time I cleaned up).
My question is this, can I use a frame of fondant that hadn't even been touched in another colony? I've washed the frame (there were some feces on the sides (probably six(6) places) I can also wipe it down w/ alcohol But is it safe to use the frame of food in another colony? I'm afraid of Nosema which the little colony shows no symptoms of. We're in New Hampshire and have had sub-zero temps for the past few weeks. It's about 40 degrees F right now and I'd like to get some food into my little colony if it isn't dangerous.
Thanks for listening. c