Mouldy pollen in last years supers

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Wildwood 

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Hi,

Can anyone please give me some advice.

Checking the frames in last years supers I see that in a few isolated cells that some of the pollen appears to have developed a slight white mould.

Should I replace these with foundation or will the bees clean these out as they come across them?

Many thanks.
 

ian 

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Hi Wildwood

If it's only a few isolated cells the bees will generally chew them out and clean up no problem. If its a small patch you could scrape gently back to the midriff if you want.


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Bees will clean the cells. If the wax is ruined they chew that place off and make new combs.
 

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It always amazes me how the bees clean out and repair comb so thet they can use it again, mouldy one week clean the next.

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