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Hi everyone,

Question, today I noticed a lot of stringy solid poop on my hive, is this normal? I've tried to attach a photo, hopefully it works.

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Background info. I live in Canada, today was one of the warmer days we've had since winter ended and the hive was definitely active this afternoon. Other than the poop the hive looks very strong. Last weekend I gave the bees some uncapped honey from last year that I froze. 6C3C6482-2E02-4BAF-A1D3-E91F138AB631.jpg

It doesn't look runny at all and it doesn't look like it splattered either. It looks very similar to fish poop, long, thin, solid poop.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated
 

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It doesn't look like bee poop to me.

Alex
 

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I dont think you have anything to worry about there. If it was liquid and running down over the comb surface it would be different. My bees have not been able to get out yet and the frames are a lot messier than that. As soon as it warms up and some of the new bees fly to orient, they will catch up on their house cleaning.

It would help with any advice in the future if you gave a more precise location. You can edit your profile.
 

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Doesn't look like bee poop to me either. Is that a hive wrap in the pic? Could it be from that or some other bug? J
 

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That is bee scat that was not overly wet and overly huge when the movement took place, which is what we usually see in the spring.
 

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Was there any on the top cover?
 

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There was some poop on the top as well. I did see a few asian lady beetles so maybe they’re the culprit? I live in Manitoba, Canada.
 

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Definitely bee poop, and definitely nothing to worry about. The top of my hat and brim are covered in marks like that when I work bees early in the spring.

Nancy
 
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