IDENTIFICATION PLEASE

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    • #3593
      JudyC
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      Hello Everyone

      We had a look at our stored supers this morning and on one of the frames we found this – it doesn’t look like wax moth to us but more like mould. Does anyone know what it is and what we should do about it?  Thanks in advance.

    • #3604
      David Jones
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      I agree it does not look like wax moth – looks much too nice! Might there be a bit of honey in those cells that has just attracted a bit of fungal growth? I can’t identify it, I’m afraid – I’m interested to know if someone else can

    • #3617
      David Jones
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      An afterthought:   Have you dug down into the cells to see what is there?  It could be mouldy pollen.  Usually, this just goes dark/black on the surface but I noticed that some of mine has started to grow a white mycelium, not unlike your photo – maybe this strange damp autumn has encouraged a different kind of fungus.  I don’t usually do anything about it – the bees clean it up in the springMouldy pollen

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