Re: bees can not crawl out of comb
Um.....yea.....no doubt about that.....I guess??? Your "girls" are bugs so they are actually not "girls". Girls are young female humans. That's just for the record. Perhaps you are correct that the bees dragged out this poor deformed bee but true hygienic bees pull out brood that has pupated. In addition bees don't typically leave a clean up on the landing board. They pull them out an onto the ground or they fly them off. That one bee you "examined" was likely a different situation all together. The bees wouldn't leave an undesirable right at the front door. If they did then this wouldn't be very hygienic would it?
Originally Posted by Phoebee
As for the stuck bees this is indeed what Mr. Clemens stated. Many times there are wax moths that have just the smallest occupancy and they do this. I've seen this many times in my own hives and these hives have no other signs of wax moths. I'll look closely and sure enough there is an alien which I dig out and torture and then kill (kidding kidding kidding-lighten up). Generally a hive with even decent strength will keep wax moths easily in check. Too much room or too few bees is always a top priority IMO. Wax moths infestation is only due to poor management period. This doesn't make you a bad person though
"Challenger" as in the Mopar muscle car. Not a personality description .
Keeping bees to raise money for chordoma.