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I lost one of three at the farmstead in WI. The dead bees rotted in the hive before I could get there to clean it out. As a result, there are full bars of honey that have dead bee rot on the tops of them and empty bars with dead bee fungus where the bees rotted and died.

So, is the honey useable for human consumption? Are the bars with the mold still useable? I could probably cut the fungusey parts out...

What to do?
 

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I would not want to eat that honey. Eeeewww! Free free to eat it yourself though! LOL!

But perhaps you could feed it to your other bees after gently washing the dead bee gunk off the combs?
 

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>So, is the honey useable for human consumption?

Not in my opinion.

> Are the bars with the mold still useable?

Yes. Give them to the bees, they will clea it up.

> I could probably cut the fungusey parts out...

Not necessary.
 

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Michael is right I had a hive die I checked for desese seames they starved with 60 lbs of honney.Indision to move!mouldy in condition you described. new package cleaned it up real quick.
 

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Thank you for your help.
 
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