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I have a hive that didn't survive the winter that has quite a bit of honey in it. I think I should extract some of the honey to make room for new brood. I've extracted honey before from a super but not from a frame from the hive body. Some of the frames have pollen in them as well as honey. Is it OK to extract the honey from these hives or will the pollen get mixed in with the honey?
 

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Sure you can extract it, the pollen will stay in the comb and won't extract out. If you are starting up a new colony in that hive just save a couple frames of honey/pollen to give the bees a good start with.
 

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Extract most of the honey. Bees hoard the stuff and have a whole summer to refill the combs they will need to winter on.
 

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Sure you can extract it, the pollen will stay in the comb and won't extract out. If you are starting up a new colony in that hive just save a couple frames of honey/pollen to give the bees a good start with.
Very good. Thanks for the info.
 
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