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Offline COLVIN

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« on: July 05, 2006, 12:08:11 PM »
I HAVE SEEN THIS POSTED BEFORE BUT CAN'T FIND IT. I WAS LOOKING AT THE ENTRANCE ACTIVITY A A SMALL NUC THAT WAS SET UP NOW FOR  56 DAYS AND NOTICED THAT SOME OF THE BEES WERE CARRING OUT PUPAE FROM THE HIVE. WHAT GIVES HERE. DO I HAVE A PROBLEM? COLVIN
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Offline amymcg

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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2006, 06:43:32 PM »
That's a hygenic behavior response. Something happened to those pupae. They could have mites, or they could have been damaged or chilled or diseased.

You should take a closer look inside and tell us what you see in the brood chamber.

Offline Michael Bush

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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2006, 10:41:25 PM »
I see it as a sign of hygenic behavior.  But it may also be hygenic behavior towards mites.  :)
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