I am going through the frames and boxs aquired at auction.
Several medium super frames of comb have what appears to be pollen. At closer look some these cells look like they had been plugged with small leaves. I pulled the plug out and inside this plug is a larva of some kind. I squeazed it and white matter came out. There is no smell I can detect. The boxes of frames were moved into 50 degree workshop 2 weeks ago. Prior to that they were subjected to outside ambient temps that have gone to 30 below.....
What is the larva? Why is it still "fresh" looking? Is it dead and just not rotten yet???