Just started this spring with 2 colonies, within 2 months I have 5. Never thought I would find it so interesting. I have gotten so much from this site already ,hope to give back someday. One question,have a hive thats capping black. Should I worry? Thanks
Very nice, you must be doing something right! The dark color is from propolis mixed with beeswax scales. The propolis strengthens the wax and provides anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-bad stuff properties.
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