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    Default Black Worm in Super Cell?

    Hi, I recently took the supers off my hive (I put them back on after extraction to allow the bees to clean up the frames) and when I went today (two week s later), I saw this single black worm in one of the cells -- three inches or so long. There wasn't much else as the bees are filling in the hive bodies. A few bees in the super frames and a couple cells filled with nectar, but there was that worm. I tried to look it up and saw nothing, and was wondering if anyone had ever seen something like that? It was pretty gross...I shook it off in the grass...

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    Default Re: Black Worm in Super Cell?

    Strange worm/bug in the hive. I think you can rule out larva from wax moth or SHB. Perhaps a centipede?

    http://www.bubblews.com/assets/image...1376394342.jpg
    http://www.whatsthatbug.com/wp-conte...de_latimes.jpg

    Perhaps one of the supers was placed on the ground for a moment and the worm gained access to the comb.
    Regards, Barry

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    Default Re: Black Worm in Super Cell?

    It looked like the second photo only shorter and black. That's probably the case.

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    Default Re: Black Worm in Super Cell?

    I saw some worms like you described in my old nuke. They were not centipedes and had no legs at all. I would describe them as flukes. The box has been empty for months but still has some residue from the bees. I should of taken a picture but I killed them all right away. Several of the walls are covered with a black mold which even bleach didn't touch. Ill probably seal it in with kilzs and put it back out. I'm sure ill get some more bees.

    Gene

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    Default Re: Black Worm in Super Cell?

    Oh okay. Thank you Gene for your reply!

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