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Re-use hive supers after bees died?

Posted by kg-beeguy Va (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 9, 11 at 18:50

My bees died in early December. I'm confident it was due to the cold and not disease.

I'm harvesting their honey but was wondering if I could / should re-use the main supers as new foundation to help get my new hives started in the spring (I plan on getting 2 more and trying again)

I figured it would give them a jump on the new season and possibly make the new hives better.
Any thoughts?

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RE: Re-use hive supers after bees died?

I would if your comb is fairly new, not more then two or three years old.
Did you have condensation? Make sure you tilt the hive a bit forward so
moisture can drain out.


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