We opened up our hive today. It has been a miserable wet winter here in the Midlands, England, with lots of flooding. The hive has been covered with tarpaulin, albeit this was after it got drenched. Now it has warmed up a bit and the sun is out, we have removed the tarpaulin and looked inside. We have 8 frames that all have green or white mold growing over them. I have looked this up and see conflicting advice, some say throw it all out, bleach the frames and start again, others say it’s fine so long as its not black mold, and the bees will sort it out as it warms up.
We started this hive (our first ever) last summer with only a few frames, and now all 8 are fully drawn. We located the Queen, she appears fine and busy, and each frame has some capped brood and plenty of capped and uncapped honey.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!