beautiful day in the pacific northwest, so i opened up the box and cleaned out the sugar remaining from the mountain camp feeding method. +brood in the box by the cluster, yay.
the bottom box that I was removing was mostly just empty comb, but there were a few areas of bright white filled comb. I did not recognize this from any of the books. It was so bright that i did not think it was sick brood. i poked at it with a long pine needle and it was firm. Tried poking another area that looked less smooth, more granular. I figured it might be from the sugar, so my husband tasted it and it was sweet (he is so brave). Has anyone seen this before? My husband is still alive, so i figure it is ok to use the comb for the nucs I am expecting in a month or so.
I got this a bit in the brood area where I fed them sugar water. They put it into the cells and it crystallized. I extracted a bit of it and it crystallized all the bottles it touched. I'm doing the same and just feeding it back to them.
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