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TOPIC: Hive Inspection findings on 10/17/13

Hive Inspection findings on 10/17/13 4 years 11 months ago #955

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I completed a hive inspection on 2 hives, yesterday. Both have 2 hive bodies and 1 medium super. I found the same situation for both hives:
- each bottom hive body is completely empty - no brood or honey - with random cells having a gummy pollen substance
- the 2nd hive body is completely filled with honey
- the medium super is filled with nectar
- bees are mostly in the 2nd hive body and medium super

Any general thoughts or suggestions?
Should I remove each bottom hive body to prevent wax moth abundance in the empty cells or leave them for a queen to lay brood (if a queen is present)?

Thank you.
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