Beesource Beekeeping Forums banner
1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
226 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Cleaned out under the screened bottom board of one of my hives the other day. I found a bunch of sugar that had fallen from the mountain camp feeding, bits of wax, a bunch of pollen, a few dead bees, and these little red shell like things that look kind of like popcorn hulls. Any idea what they might be? Here is a link to a photo-
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_akQY1L8KB...PqGY/s1600/under+virginia+mar+29+2010+011.jpg

Thanks
Gareth
 

·
Registered
7 Hives of Apis mellifera with some Africanization
Joined
·
5,531 Posts
Looks like pieces of honey bee exoskeletons, pieces of bees whose bodies are broken down more than those that are still recognizable as bees.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
41 Posts
Maybe your bees have been popping popcorn over the winter. It's hard to tell what they're doing on the inside of that cluster!

(This is another case where you should pay attention to my signature!)
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top