----------- From previous post by me with corrective statements for Naturebee.
"The worm of workers passes three days in the egg, five in the vermicular state, and then the bees close up its cell with a wax covering. The worm-now begins spinning its cocoon, in which operation thirty-fix hours are consumed. In three days, it changes to a nymph, and passes six days in this form. It is only on the twentieth day of its existence, counting from the moment the egg is laid, that it attains the fly sate."
FranĂ§ois Huber, 4 September 1791. From the 1806 edition of "New Observations on the Natural History of Bees" page 151
These are probably not Huber's errors but the translators, but still need to be corrected lest you be led astray by outdated erroneous information. Corrective statements:
The "worm" state is not the correct term. It should be larva.
The "vermicular" state should also be corrected to "larva"
"Nymph" is also not the correct term, it should be pupa.
"Fly" is also not the correct term, it should be adult.
Hope no one got confused.