will bees remove dead hive beetle larvae from comb?
I have a frame of mostly pollen that I removed from a weak hive that had what appeared to be newly hatched hive beetle larvae in some of the pollen cells. I've currently got this frame in the freezer, but am not sure if I need to cut out the affected cells or if the bees will clean them out. Thanks in advance.
Re: will bees remove dead hive beetle larvae from comb?
I spray the frame off with a hose to get the sticky goo off before placing it back in the hive. They'll clean it up, including hauling off any dead larvae.