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  1. #1
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    Default Is this a queen?

    I found this on the front of my hive... Hope the pictures are clear enough. She's been long dead. On my hive that was dwindling.
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    Default Re: Is this a queen?

    not even sure that's a bee.

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    Default Re: Is this a queen?

    Might be. Hard telling; I couldn't identify King Tut by just looking either. I'm curious to see what others say, though.

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    Default Re: Is this a queen?

    The eyes, not a honey bee.
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    Default Re: Is this a queen?

    Actually, on second look, that would be a butterfly or moth of some sort. See the long curled proboscis?

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    Default Re: Is this a queen?

    Quote Originally Posted by westernbeekeeper View Post
    Actually, on second look, that would be a butterfly or moth of some sort. See the long curled proboscis?
    Yes, very long proboscis.
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    Default Re: Is this a queen?

    The eyes were really tiny, but I didn't know how old, dead bee eyes might look. The thorax was what concerned me. Isn't that what joins the head to the body??? The wings looked a little big tho. Well ok... I won't worry as much. Hub thought maybe a moth. Stomach looks very queen. Thanks all.
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