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I am seeing a number of these on the bottom board; nay ideas?

I don't think they are wax moth (notice what appears to be eyes and a stinger forming (?)

I'm suspecting they may be malformed bee larvae that the bees are clearing out but beyond that I am at a loss.


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They are about the size of a capped worker brood.

I don't think they are a hover fly, notice the above one; it appears to have eyes beginning at one end and what appears to be a stinger at the other.
 

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definitely not bees -I seem to remember an article in one of the bee journals a few months ago about a fly that preyed on bees-may be syphlid(spelling) does any one remember the article and the name of the pest?
 

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Sorry guys, they're definitely fly larva. I'd put them, with some food, in a sealed container, wait for them to mature. They're easier to identify after they're adults. Though I'm sure, some expert on flies is smiling, easily able to identify them, even as larva.
 
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