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Just checked my hives and found one that had a pupa at the entrance. Looked like a worker was trying to drag it back in but finally gave up. It's been raining hard but the temp is around 85 degrees. Any thoughts or insight?
 

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Check their stores...they could be starving. If they are they will start to eat the brood.
 

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This hive is doing great and I just added another super because they were filling it so fast. Thats why I can't figure out why the pupa was at the entrance. It was one single pupa so maybe it just was a freak incident?
 

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Could be. I've found just one here and there. I think bees are like many animals in that they "know" when something is wrong with their young, and get rid of it.
 

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If it isn't cause they are starving then it's a good hygienic behavior. Like Monie suggested sometimes they know better.
 

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Don't know how deep you went into the hive before you added the super, but is it possible that you might have damaged a capped cell on a frame? Could have been inadvertent but would explain the behavior.
 
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