alot of uncapped brood
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  1. #1
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    Default alot of uncapped brood

    I found this in an empty nuc, I had a Queen I was going to do away with, and all the foragers flew back, So I left it for awhile, and added this frame of brood from another hive, They keep uncapping the brood for some reason.

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    Bald Brood? I always see wax moths around
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    Default Re: alot of uncapped brood

    Looks like no honey and no foragers. No way for the bees to feed the frame of brood you gave them so they are eating it to survive!
    Frank

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    Default Re: alot of uncapped brood

    This was a colony that I cut out of a wall, they never would eat patty or syrup, So I combined the whole colony with another sorry nuc, with a mated queen. I was going to kill the queen, but decided to evaluate her with different bees, they would not eat anything either, but there was at least a frame of bees in there with foragers, they are gone, no way the swarm I caught today came from there. I'm thinking wax moth taking over with low population.
    will that brood live without bee coverage? or is it dead allready?
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    Default Re: alot of uncapped brood

    How are your mite levels? I have seen spotty capping in a hive that had a high mite load. I think the bees were being hygnic and trying to get rid of the mites.

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    Default Re: alot of uncapped brood

    I treated that specific hive 3 times with OAV, but tested 3 hives in the yard and all only found 1 mite per test. They may be some hygenic breed, that's why I wanted to give the queen one more chance.
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