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Found these "pellets" among the usual dead bees near my rooftop hive...cause?

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Found these "pellets" among the usual dead bees near my rooftop hive...cause?

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. They look like something chewed up dead bees and regurgitated out pellets full of broken exoskeleton? Can anyone tell me what's going on here? I've seen jays fly in to eat dead bees, but they don't stick around. I just got my start this past April with a nuc. I am based in the SF bay area. Thanks for any insights you may have!
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Re: Found these "pellets" among the usual dead bees near my rooftop hive...cause?

Yes, very small, no bigger than a regular dead bee...
My beekeeping mentor thinks it could be the work of a spider. There are plenty of spiders and webs around my hive.
Just curious, thanks for the replies!
 
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