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Hi
I have anothe beginner qs.
I inspected my 2 nucs this friday and got stang for the first time in my finger - i'm still alive :).

The weird thing i saw this inpection is several cells close to each other (5-7)with uncapped pupas looking at me with their narrow black eyes like an aliens.

The cells started to be capped, something like 30% outer surface.

Is it normal ? i read that grown larva should be capped completely in the 9 day and just then the pupa, starting to develop.

Can it be any remark to abnormal hive behavior or i'm wrong in my knowledge?

Thanks alot
Randi
 

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I already saw the same thing in some hives but I don't know why this happens.:s I hope someone will come up whit an answer!
 

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Thanks for the advice dickm!

For others, to put it simple there is two major causes for this behaviour : presence of a wax moth larvae (the bees should develop normally in this case even if uncapped) or by a high varroas infestation (workers uncap some highly infected pupae but don't remove them because of poor hygienic behaviour).

So if you see this in your hives check the varroa load!
 
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