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  1. #1
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    I'm noticing some dead brood being taken out of the hive by the workers. Nothing monumental, but each day I notice a few larval pieces (thorax, etc.) near the entrance or on the ground under it. Is this normal spring cleaning of winter losses? The bees seem fine, have been flying for a month and are very active. No new comb yet but lots of propolizing and plenty of pollen coming in.

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    It's hygenic behavior. They haul out any larvae that are not quite right for whatever reason. It's a sign the housekeepers are doing their job.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

  3. #3
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    Thanks Michael!

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