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Author Topic: Queen larvae, Yummm.  (Read 341 times)
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Location: Saranac, Michigan

« on: July 29, 2011, 08:42:54 PM »

Hi all, thought you might be interested in hearing about what I saw today.  I was in a hive that went laying worker, and before any of the eggs hatched I threw in two frames of eggs and larvae from a stronger hive.  A week later I had some queen cells/cups and was cautiously optomistic.  It has been over a month and there are a few scattered capped drone cells but no worker brood.  When I looked tonight I saw a queen cell that looked like it was being ripped apart.  Some of the bees were using their probiscus(sp?) on the larvae.  I didn't know what to think.   Did a different queen hatch and they are cleaning up or did they give into the evil evil laying worker and are systematically eliminating the good  :)queen rivals?   I thought it was interesting, not much I can do about it.  I think that unfortunately that hive is doomed and I need to disband them to my other hives.   Sorry no pics, havn't got a camera that I can use.  Wife doen't want honey and propolis on our family camera grin
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