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I found what I think are malformed bees along with thin white larvae in my hive top feeder. All the bees were dead and most or all of the larvae were alive.
The hive is a 10 frame deep hive body, plus honey super separated by a queen excluder, with the hive top feeder on the very top. I just added the honey super last week because 3/4 of the deep hive body was full of comb and brood.
I removed the feeder today because the bees have stopped eating the syrup. We're at the peak of spring flowers here in Florida. Weather is in the 80's.
What does this mean and is it bad?
I read one post that suggested these are small hive beetle larvae, but I've yet to see any beetles at all.


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