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SixFooter 

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Just checked my pile of supers and find that quite a lot of the frames are covered in mould. Black mould on the wood and green furry mould on the wax.

Have I missed something I should have done?
What do I do now?
 

Vergilius 

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Just checked my pile of supers and find that quite a lot of the frames are covered in mould. Black mould on the wood and green furry mould on the wax.

Have I missed something I should have done?
What do I do now?


The bees will normally clean off the mould before they store any honey in them.



Ben P
 
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Black mould on the wood and green furry mould
Sounds like the fridge in my motorhome...
 

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Too moist, lack of ventilation.
If mold has ruined the comb and wax, bees bite it away and draw new cells.
 
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