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Ok , I noticed in my hive that some of the larva seem to be larger than the cell they are in! I thought the larva should only fill one cell not burst into other cells. Everthing seems fine with the hive. I just thought it looked funny.

Anyone have any ideas? Is this normal or do I have pest?
 

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Are there a lot of these? It could be a queen breaking down and failing to fertilize eggs laid in worker cells. Those appear way too big. If it is a couple it is not a big problem, if it is a sizable number, you need a new queen.
 

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Are there a lot of these? It could be a queen breaking down and failing to fertilize eggs laid in worker cells. Those appear way too big. If it is a couple it is not a big problem, if it is a sizable number, you need a new queen.
No its not many. I noticed 3 or 4..

My queen is brand new and laying very well.....
 

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>Ok , I noticed in my hive that some of the larva seem to be larger than the cell they are in! I thought the larva should only fill one cell not burst into other cells. Everthing seems fine with the hive. I just thought it looked funny.

Bee larvae do not move fast enough that you can see them. They move, but about the rate of the minute hand on the clock. You don't see it. If you see them moving then it is a pest, wax moth, small hive beetle, something. If they are not moving, then maybe they are queen cells.
 

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HU??????? I never said I saw them move... I simple said they were taking up more than one cell or bursting into other cells.
 

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Does it look like there is any webbing appearing on the comb the larvae are bursting through?
 

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Slow down Lab, the experts are conjecturing. I still bet if it is just a couple not moving larvaie like critters more than filling a worker cell, it is a drone/unfertilized egg hatchling mislaid by the queen. If it is just an occasional, no need to worry. If you need practice worrying, please continue.
 
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