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I caught a swarm 15 days ago and went into the hive for the first time today. On inspection they were working all 10 frames, w/8 fully drawn, @5 with capped brood and eggs. I have the classic football shape brood w/@50 or so empty brownish cells on all brood frames. Some of the eggs had a brownish tint to them although 75% were bright white. Is this any concern??? In and out in 20min and i added another deep for a second brood chamber. I live in Maine and most beeks go with 2 bodys. Any advice is welcome???
 

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Some of the eggs had a brownish tint to them
Is it eggs or larvae that are brown? Brownish larvae can be a sign of European foulbrood. If that's the case...you can let them be and see if they solve it themselves or you can treat with terramycin.
 

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Sorry not eggs, larvae. So I will have to bone-up on EFB for my next insp., but after looking at a few photos of EFB, I'm not curtin thats what is going on. I will bring the camera next time and post the results. Terra is for the prevention not a cure.... right?
 

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Re: brownish larvae???

Sorry not eggs, larvae. So I will have to bone-up on EFB for my next insp., but after looking at a few photos of EFB, I'm not curtin thats what is going on. I will bring the camera next time and post the results. Terra is for the prevention not a cure.... right?
 
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