Have you ever looked at a colony in the tree? At the detritus at the bottom of the colony? It's full of wax moth larvae, ants, roaches, debris beetles... as long as they aren't in the hive I wouldn't worry about them.
That looks like SHB larva. Devil's Spawn.
yes you are right. Everyone speaks of the Varrora Mite but so far....SHB has been my bane.
If they are able to hatch out, you need to do something REAL quick. That larva will slime up your frames, kill brood, and drive off the bees from the hive.
Oh I have see them scurrying across the frames in their beetle forms. It is the SHB for sure. I got these ladies and gents as a package from Georgia. I am assuming they ( SHB ) hitched a ride. I have heard that up here in New York the winter will knock them down and hopefully out.
A forum community dedicated to beekeeping, bee owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about breeding, honey production, health, behavior, hives, housing, adopting, care, classifieds, and more!