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had some capped honey frames i stored over the winter, they have some blue-green mold on them - is it safe to feed them back tho the bees this spring ??
 

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Sure. It's not an uncommon natural event. It's only mold. The bees will take care of it.
 

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Hate to disagree with my fellows but this season has been really rainy and soggy here in upstate New York. My hives had had some mold under the top covers. I wouldn't introduce mold into a hive. perhaps washing off the mold and allowing to dry thoroughly might be safer. The honey is probably fine and I have fed back old frames with honey with no issues.
 

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I hate to waste honey - but i just can not bring mold into a hive - will error to the side of safety - Thanks !!
 

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I store mine in a chest freezer in the barn over the winter. No mold, ants, beetles or fermenting.

Alex
 

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I'll second Ravenseye's comments. Bees are usually very diligent housekeepers. Inserted into a strong hive, it's impressive how quickly they can scrub frames like that clean.
 
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