Age of e-cell larvae?
While doing a routine e-cell inspection of a cell builder hive yesterday I found a newly emerged virgin. Our procedure is to make sure all builders are checked inside a 10 day window (this hive was exactly 10 days) and have only ever had rogue virgin problems when a hive is either not checked on schedule or a cell is simply missed during setup. My assumption is that either I missed a new cell when setting up the builder or they used some quite mature larvae to raise this virgin. If it's the latter, it's the first time I have seen this.
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