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Hello;

Just went out and walked around my hives. It's 21 degrees out. Hives are wrapped with tar paper. Noticed a liquid on the bottom board and thought it was snow melt. Touched it and it was thick. Tasted like a thin honey. Possibly mixed with snow melt.

Any ideas what's going on? Could it be really warm in hive to cause honey to flow?

Scott
 

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IMO its common. The freeze and thaw can cause honey combs to weep. Usually the bees clean it up on warm days and you never notice.

If its alot of honey like small puddles then most likely somekind of varmit like a mouse.
 

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That was the first odd thing that I found in my two hives, then I found where the mice had chewed to get in. It took me 2 weeks to get rid of them. We have had very few warm days up here in northern WI, and no January thaw. Get rid of them as soon as you can, they make a mess!
 

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The colony is still alive. Heard buzzing but didn't break any thing open. If it is a mouse, how do you get it out? Just bait a trap?
 
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