Re: Mountain Camp - proactive or reactive?
This means you had general moisture problems.
Originally Posted by Saltybee
I am a heavy MC user - sugar turning into a moist mush means one thing - you have excessive moisture issue inside the equipment (so much moisture that even dry sugar pile gets saturated). Normally MC turns into a rock and stays a rock (and even what left are removed as pieces of sugar stones in spring) - how it should operate.
I had a very obvious moisture case last winter (some leak from outside resulting in a water/ice paddle on the hive floor and high moisture levels).
That was the only hive I ever found where the hard sugar turned into moist mush (and the corresponding dead bee cluster).
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.