Re: Deadout tbh has mold growing near floor in back of hive - clean or not?
Don't worry too much. I'm a Lang user, I used frames with comb from 3 dead outs to start my 10 new packages this year. They had mold all over them with dead bees in the cells of the comb. The new bees cleaned them out with no problems. Got rid of the mold and mildew and have all kinds of brood in them now. The only thing that you should do is empty out the dead bees as much as possible to give them a head start on cleaning up. Put your split in there and let them handle the house work.
Thomas Bartram - 43 - 8 F langs, 22 Italian & 21 Russian