Do cap chewings look different between brood and honey cells?
We have been having some unseasonably warm temps in Northeast Ohio. I checked my bottom boards the other day and noticed a lot of cap chewings. I was just curious if the bees had dipped into their winter stores already or if the warm temps had led to some new brood hatching. The chewings were darker yellow in color and very fine. Would one be able to tell the difference between brood cappings and honey cappings by viewing them on the bottom board like this? I would do an inspection but I have left the hives undisturbed since we had a cold spell a few weeks ago to keep the seals in tact.