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I'm a new beekeeper just outside of Nashville. I just got two nucs, and am feeding them sugar syrup and put in some pollen patties just for good measure. When I went into the hives today, there were worms on the pollen patties. Anyone have any idea what that could be? I'll upload a photo I took.

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Brian

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small hive beetle. I would pull the patties or it will turn into a stinking mess. shb is common during late spring and summer.
 

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Yep...Small hive beetle larvae...maybe a couple wax moth larvae mixed in. Get it out, bag it up, and get it out of your yard. Squish any that may remain on the frames when you pull it. You got beetle traps going? You're going to need them.
 
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