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JFW67

  • Joined Apr 2020
  • Co. Derry
    • Valkyrie Craft: Handmade Canoes and Kayaks
Old frames of honey - putting in a new hive
« on: June 04, 2022, 01:37:59 pm »
Hi,
I kept Bees previously but lost my to hives about four years ago over a very long wet mild winter.
I salvaged four frames from the hives that had honey stores on them but were not anywhere near full - it was not worth trying to extract the honey.

I have just obtained a colony which immediately swarmed.  I caught and have split and now have three hives.

I wonder if it is okay to put the old frames and there honey stores into one of the smaller nucís.

Anyone know if this is okay?
Mistakes teach best.  😳🙄😉

ZacB

  • Joined Apr 2012
  • Suffolk
Re: Old frames of honey - putting in a new hive
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2022, 06:06:39 am »
Realistically the best thing to do with 4 year old frames from a die out would be to have used them to start a bonfire.
Good clean foundation would be the best approach.

 

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