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I was removing a colony from a sprinkler box at the end of October. When I opened the lid the combs were broken exposing the honey in some capped cells which appeared to be fermenting.

Was this really fermenting or are the bubbles caused by something else? In my experience bees don't usually cap honey unless it's been ripened and therefore shouldn't ferment.

 

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It's gotta be something else -- likely caused by the ripping apart of the comb. The air is too dry in San Diego to be getting "wet honey" that would ferment. Yeah, I know you get fog in the morning, we all do on the coast but it ain't the tropics.

But that's one heck of a camera you've got there -- Nice photo.
 
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