Anyone have any idea what this white stuff would be in a nectar cell?
Checked on my only remaining hive I had in town and discovered it was dead. Upon a quick inspection through all the European ants I found a really small dead cluster, a few cells with capped brood, other cells with emerging bees with their tongues out and white specks in cells.........I am sure this hive died from Varroa as well, just like the other hive did next to it back in November. Anyhow, upon inspection I seen that there was a white milky substance in with the fresh nectar that was brought in. There was even milky white substance in with some pollen cells as well. I will be bringing this hive home tomorrow after work to further investigate things and get more pictures.
Here are some of the drone cells filled with the white substance:
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