I went into my hives today and noticed that some of the nectar in my strong hive is sort of colored. Almost all of the nectar is perfectly clear but there are areas in a couple of frames that have a hazy, rainbow colored nectar. When I first started the hive this year I had noticed some SHB larvae on the pollen patties. I pulled off the larvae and haven't seen any beetles since.
Could this be the beginning of fermented honey or it this normal? I did not recognize any off smell or other signs that there was a problem.
I'll try to take pictures tomorrow when I add a honey super to the top of my hive.
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