I have a ridiculous question to ask. As explained in previous post my solitary hive that we started last year did not make it through the winter. Yesterday I stripped, scrubbed and sterilised in preparation for starting over this year. Knowing what to do with the honey comb is easy, but I also have comb still full of pollen. It seems a shame to discard it but I do not think it would be a good idea to add it to another hive (when its colonised) in case of contamination/ Any advise please
Hi if your 100% sure the hive that died out was ok you can give the pollen frame to another hive. to kill off anything else on the fram that may be there like pollen mites you can pop it in the freezer for 24hrs
Thank you we inspected everything very carefully, I almost wish we had found something at least then we would have a reason for losing the colony. I had already placed the combs in the freezer as a precaution but I was unsure wether it would be safe to use in another hive.