New wax foundation issue?
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    Default New wax foundation issue?

    Is it possible this darker appearing substance (looks like mold to my untrained eye) is due to contamination of the wire during installation? Any input is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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    Default Re: New wax foundation issue?

    Looks like some old propolis to me.
    Rod

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    Default Re: New wax foundation issue?

    or pollen

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    Default Re: New wax foundation issue?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fivej View Post
    or pollen
    I see there is nectar in many surrounding cells as well. All the makings of bee bread! Nothing to do with the reinforcing wire.
    Frank

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