Melted Propolis

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  1. debojenn

    debojenn New Member

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    Hello, during my last two inspections, I have discovered what seems to be melted propolis on the bottoms of my frames within the hives. This only my 2nd season with bees and I haven't encounter this before.

    Can anyone tell me why this is happening?

    I've attached a picture of one of the frames. ImageUploadedByBeekeeping Forum1471269081.087541.jpg
     
  2. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    melted burr comb maybe, or melted propolis. You are where and how hot is it?
     

  3. debojenn

    debojenn New Member

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    I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It has been averaging 25-30 •C highs during the day
     
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    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I found a melted square on the bottom of one of my plastic frames from me not correctly placing the OA Vaporizer. no clue at the time. Do you use OAV?
     
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    debojenn New Member

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    No I don't use OAV
     
  6. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have no idea then. Bees manage their hives according to their own rules. Hopefully it is not something to be concerned about.