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MattBrowne 

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Firstly, let me introduce myself. I am new to beekeeping, so sorry of the questions are a little stupid:rolleyes: I have been learning about beekeeping for a while, ie I've read all the bee books etc, and we had the chance to take over a hive for almost nothing. So now we have a hive and I don't have very much experience. I know, it's not the best way to start but it was a bargain so I couldn't resist.

So, my first question is....what is these brown bits on the frames? Is it bee bread?

(There's a ubber close up HERE if you want more detail)
 
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grizzly 

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Hi MattBrowne

Veg beat me to it - yup thats pollen.
 

MattBrowne 

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Ah, great. I thought the pollen would all be bunched together in a group. This seems to be spotted about randomly.

Thanks :)
 

Poly Hive 

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Bee bread is rather an old fashioned term and you will find that gradually they will join the dots and so a pollen arch will be created.

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goes to the pot of - "What is cut comb.." questions.. sorry , couldn't resist. But yes, it is indeed pollen in the cell.


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