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  1. #1
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    Default laying worker?????

    i found a worker bee the only problem is that it has an over sized abdomen. is this a laying worker or what? its not a queen and its not a drone u can tell by the head and the abdomen is striped like a worker just long. here are the pics.
    http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/IMG_5528.jpg
    http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/IMG_5530.jpg
    http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/IMG_5532.jpg
    Last edited by honeyman46408; 03-17-2011 at 06:18 PM. Reason: Images to large
    There is no INTELLIGENT life on any other planet, they're probably like us!!!!

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    Default Re: laying worker?????

    Could it be a drone?? Did it have really big eyes and long wings?
    Mike Forbes
    Red Dirt Apiaries

  3. #3
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    Default Re: laying worker?????

    just so u know NasalSponge posted his post before i posted the pics.
    There is no INTELLIGENT life on any other planet, they're probably like us!!!!

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    Default Re: laying worker?????

    hehe...Thx!!
    Mike Forbes
    Red Dirt Apiaries

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    Default Re: laying worker?????

    Did you try the hive tool test?

  6. #6
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    Default Re: laying worker?????

    Did you find a queen? Did you find eggs? If you can find either the queen or eggs that are laid singly, center bottom of the cell, I wouldn't worry about it. If the brood pattern is spotty, you can't find the queen, and the eggs are in multiples and on the sides of the cells, then you've got a problem!

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