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White Larvae on top of frames

These were on top of the frames of the 1st (bottom) hive body of two. Bees were started from 5 frame nucs in new hives and frames other than the 5.

Any ideas? The hive looks like it is doing well. Full of bees, finishing up filling and capping honey in the top super.

[ September 20, 2006, 03:47 PM: Message edited by: Bill Warren ]
 

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This is 100% speculation, but I thought I read somewhere that bees will sometimes build drone comb in the space between supers. I do not have enough experience to tell you if that what your photo shows.
 

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Hi Bill

Yeah Hobie is right on, that is just drone brood built between the frames. When you popped off the super above it opened up the drone.

The drone brood looks relatively healthy although there is a mite on one of the larvae.

Because the mites prefer the drone larvae I always look for mites on the drone larvae. In a badly infested hive you will sometimes see multiple mites.

This time of year the drone will just consume stores so unless you are trying to breed some really late queens I would jsut scrape out the drone brood.
 

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Well, now that you mention it, it might be good on crackers.


Hey, thanks everyone! Muchos gracious
 

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Remind me never to join you for hors d'ouvres.
 
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