Question regarding mice overwintering and discolored frames

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Steve Mattera created the topic: Question regarding mice overwintering and discolored frames

Folks,
Two questions:

1. I have some honey super frames that were stored for one year, from an old hive. In a number of them, there are some spots at the bottom of some of the cells that looks like a mold or mildew. Can they be re-used without having to worry about the unknown discoloring affecting the honey or the bees?

2. I had mice in one of my hives and they have just vacated. There is little damage other than a mess of hair and feces. How best to rid of both from the brood frames? Anything I should consider doing before introducing a new queen?

Thank you.

Steve
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Scott Wilson replied the topic: Question regarding mice overwintering and discolored frames

Can you provide photos of the frames?

Keep the frames but remove the drawn wax and foundation (if wax foundation) then apply new foundation
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Steve Mattera replied the topic: Question regarding mice overwintering and discolored frames

Hi Scott...yes, I will get some pics of the frames. It might take me a few days.
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