This is my first winter as a beekeeper. Hive is closed up, alot of activity outside of hive on 50 degree days. Checked the corflute yesterday, and along with a few bee parts and some wax pieces, I noticed some honey (tasted it). Im not sure if this means some of the comb is damaged (havent opened the hive all winter), or if the bees could actually be “sloppy” when eating their reserves. I installed a mouse guard after an “all clear” inspection was done last fall, as my first though would have been something other than the bees eating the comb. Wasnt alot of honey, maybe a quarter sized spot. Has any more experienced keepers seen this before?? Thanks.
Normal and par for the course imo.