I had an awful winter and lost my hives. Two of them somehow leaked water and had several inches in the bottom (I run top bar hives). The lids blew off during a storm so this year I'm making new lids.
My question though is that they left a lot of honey behind. The comb though is quite moldy. I was wondering if it was safe to harvest the honey for feeding later in the year (for bees, not me) or if the mold will cause problems.
Many thanks ahead of time. To resolve my water problems I'm building a roof over my bee yard this year and will arrange for wind breaks also when the time comes. The mice and the rain were awful in Western Washington this year.