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  1. Equipment/Hardware
    Hi all! Sorry if this is the wrong sub forum. I have a hive that had a lovely colony in it, until it was gutted by a bear. The hive has been shielded from weather over the winter, but the left over comb bits have developed mold on them. I've scraped off a good deal, but the plastic foundations...
  2. Welcome Forum
    Hey everyone, My name is Trevor and I'm a Personal Trainer that lives in a small town in southern Ontario. I got interested in beekeeping and the idea of it a while ago but had only decided that I actually wanted to do it myself when I started watching Elementary. At the start of this year I...
  3. Bee Forum
    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...
  4. Equipment/Hardware
    I have some old cabinet doors that I stained years ago. they have been in the basement - damp area - have gotten moldy. Have cut them down for inner covers for 8fr boxes. I figure to clean with bleach. Should I paint with something like "Kilz" - or - what would be the best way to clean them to...
  5. Commercial Beekeeping
    All- Sure would appreciate some guidance and experience. Have been super busy expanding this year - large for me small for most of you - but I ended up building several hundred supers in anticipation for my splits. We've had a super wet spring and alot of my staged boxes ended up getting wet...
  6. Bee Forum
    We lost a hive this last winter and thinking that we were doing the right thing we closed it up and now all the comb are moldy looking. Can we install these into a healthy hive? Will they clean them up and use them? If not, do we just remove the old comb, the best we can, with a hot knife...
  7. Beekeeping 101
    I'm a first year beekeeper and my first hive has gotten off to a rough start. I had a drone laying queen and requeened about two weeks ago. I'm planning on doing an inspection tomorrow and should see capped brood (hopefully) from the new queen. The colony is small with only about four frames of...
  8. Bee Forum
    One of my supers has some mold on the frames. Not a lot of mold. Is there a easy way of cleaning this or should (when it's time), just use it. Will the bees clean this mold off??
  9. Beekeeping 101
    I'm just getting into beekeeping after nearly ten years away from the hobby. All my old gear has been sitting outside or in my garage the entire time. Its a collection of all types of equipment that I've acquired from many different people. Some of it dates back probably 30 years. Nearly...
  10. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    This is my 2nd winter, and I bought a used TBH off of craigslist. Green mold on old comb from a deadout, I think it had been in a barn. Here's the photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/morgan_v1/12567091355/in/photostream/player/ Decisions, decisions... It must be pennicillin, do nothing...
  11. Products of The Hive
    I got one of these sphere molds and I'm trying to decide on the right wick size, can anyone help? Thanks!
  12. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I have a new TBH that this last Saturday I discovered mold on teh false back. Facing the beeside of the hive. I had to cut a bunch of crossed comb a week ago, so I'm not sure if this a result of that or what. I also have a Boardman feeder located inside the hive. (the entrance is thru the...
  13. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    It was really warm today, so I peeked to make sure everything was going well. Maybe I Screwed up... Last month, as the weather started to get cooler I did a 'last' inspection, and moved some comb to accommodate my feeder. There were empty combs upfront, so took them out (maybe 3 or 4 at...
  14. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I have mold on the back wall of my TBHs, and on some of the yet unused bars. I live in Southern California, and it's usually very dry during the day but we're having foggy nights and mornings right now (our June Gloom.) I made the TBHs from old toy chests I bought and the lids do not fit...
  15. Bee Forum
    I pulled my honey supers back in August and put them in the basement, in their boxes, just stacked, open on top. I pulled them out last night and found that 90% of the frames (of capped honey) had a dusting of what must be mold on them. It's not fuzzy looking, more like a calcification. Anyways...
  16. Bee Forum
    Hi! Since most of the flowers are gone around our hives (winter is pretty much here) we've put our hive top feeders on and noticed that both our hives are doing very well with the extra food supply (1:1 sugar/water). However, we're constantly having to pull the feeders off to clean them. Mold...
  17. Bee Forum
    Hi all, I'm new to the forum and hope there's someone out there with some good advice about crystallized honey. I have a super full of totally crystallized honey, left over after a hive die out. I made the mistake of leaving a full super on my hive last winter, thinking the bees could use the...
  18. Beekeeping 101
    I have noticed that the inside cover and the top hive feeder (under the inner cover) have been accumulating green mold, some mildew, and some white fluffy mold. Not huge amounts, but some. Is this a problem? How do i prevent it or get rid of it if it is a concern?
  19. Bee Forum
    I have a hive that is dead. I have a few frames of honey still and a lot of empty brood comb. My question is that there is a light green mold over everything except the honey. Can I use the drawn comb with this mold on it for my new bees or do I need to replace the foundation?
  20. Bee Forum
    Here are pics of one of my hives. I realized, probably too late, that my feeder was leaking syrup into the hive. So mix that with mold and lack of bees it got nasty in there. I don't know what to do with the frames and boxes? Are they recoverable? I hate to waste the boxes. *Mental note...
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