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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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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!
 

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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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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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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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