Got three nucs on Saturday. They were moved 100 miles and took about 1 hour and 45 minutes.
My strongest nuc spent yesterday and today removing dead larvae and pupae. Some of the pupae are definitely drone but the rest seem to be workers. What causes larvae and pupae to die but not the bees? I have been watching the bees and haven't noticed any varroa on them so I don't know. Any ideas would be great.
Is it possible for the larvae and pupae overheat or suffer from carbon dioxide from lack of air circulation? I taped the entrance reducer across the entrance but pulled back the bottom board in my sbb about 1 to 2 inches. There may not have been enough air circulation in the hive.
This is an offshoot from a earlier post. 10framer thought it might be from a chill we had on Saturday night but don't remember it being that chilly and this hive has a lot more bees than the other two. The other two aren't exhibiting the same behaviour.