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Offline Leezbeez

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What do you do with the dead out frames
« on: January 21, 2021, 06:38:10 pm »
My first hive and only hive didn?t make it! Pretty sure it was varroa! But what can I do with these frames full of uncapped honey and looks like some bee bread? How do I know if it has fermented? Is it safe? Bees were alive two weeks ago.






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Re: What do you do with the dead out frames
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2021, 07:58:05 am »
Not bee bread, frass from varroa.  Freeze the frames if you can and use them for the next hive in the spring.
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Re: What do you do with the dead out frames
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2021, 10:56:48 am »
LJ bees,
Welcome to Beemaster.
I definitely see a lot of mite poop. I?m not sure what is in the cells that has creamy white. It looks like larvae that is liquified.
Hopefully someone else here recognizes it.
If not have your bee Inspecter look at it.
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Re: What do you do with the dead out frames
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2021, 12:03:33 pm »
Leez, is that top picture of brood or honey?  That is really weird looking.  I see a lot of hive beetles on that bottom board insert, could it be perhaps something they did after the hive collapsed? 
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Re: What do you do with the dead out frames
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2021, 06:31:01 pm »
     I always take a little extra time after freezing to rinse them thoroughly with the garden hose, shake 'em out then store them for next year....  SHB's tend to move quickly here with a dead out...so I rinse them as a precaution.
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