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I opened up my inner cover yesterday to take a quick peek at the pollen patty and noticed a few beetles. The bettles where running for cover and about the time I saw it one of the bees saw it also and the bee attacked the bettle grabbed it with is mouth and was doing its best to sting it. Would this be considered Hygenic behavior.(sp)
 

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Not sure. but I think thats a defensive trait. hygiene is usually referred to as removing infected or dead brood. I'm not even sure if grooming is considered a hygienic trait. You would think it would be.
 

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if im correct it would be a natural reaction to invaders. Hygienic trait is when the bees uncap and remove diseased larvae such as those with afb or high pop ulation of mites.
 
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