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I inspected a hive today and one frame had capped worker brood with a beautiful creamy light yellow cappings. Other frames had dirty dark brown cappings. Why such a difference. I assume that the cappings are all from new wax. Do they really change color that much in 2 weeks? Or do they sometimes chew up old wax from somewhere and use that for capping brood?
 

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They can recycle wax for cappings. On a flow they usually make new. Often the cappings on dark comb are darker because they pull a bit of wax from those combs. 2 weeks later the cappings can be very different colors. Also they get darker with age....
 
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