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I saw a thread earlier this week or last about a hive that had been a slimmed dead-out and the OP had extracted the honey.
This got me thinking. I wouldn't want that honey but the bees do.
So my question is this..

If there's a slimmed dead-out and it's robbed out, do the robbing bees clean that fermented / contaminated honey somehow, or do that just add it to the stores as is, consume it, or what?
 

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I had 2 supers of nectar ferment before the bees could dry it adequately last year. I removed the supers, and took them near a yard of mine that was in a dearth. They were cleaned in half a day with no issues noted. I assume that for one, the fermented stuff was divided between 10 or so hives, and was spread out in each hive, further diluting any issues. They were not slimed by shb, but this is as close an experience as I can offer.
 

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I've had my share of slimed hives, and my other bees won't go near the affected honey. That makes cleanup so much fun ...
 
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