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  1. #1
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    Cotton,Georgia,USA
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    Default Pupae Outside of one hive

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    Hopefully just being hygienic I didn't see any mites on any of the bodies
    Any Ideas? One worker was rolling one of the pupae weird

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Pupae Outside of one hive

    Did you get some of that cold weather we got here recently? A sudden cold snap can chill some brood and kill it, quit often drones scattered around the outside edges of frames.

    I had one hive haul out quite a few the other day, with lots more bits of pupae on the sticky board. Too much brood for them to cover when the air temp dropped to near freezing after a couple weeks of warm weather.

    I wouldn't worry unless it continues.

    Peter

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Pupae Outside of one hive

    Got to 49 Friday 45 last night Prediction is 44 tonight then back up to middle fifties
    I thought it could be the cause just seemed weird to only happen in one hive it's the second strongest of my 4
    Nothing seemed odd when I went into the hive today

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Pupae Outside of one hive

    Interesting, I was wondering myself. I found a dozen or so dead immature drones outside my hives recently. Looked like chalk brood but I only saw drones. Its been very cold here lately, 25 degrees and a foot of snow after a week of low sixties.

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