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Offline Drmaz

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What are these things?
« on: January 08, 2014, 11:09:30 PM »
I had a day off work today so I was able to go and check out me hive nice and early (I normally leave for work very early in the morning) and I saw these little things off to one side of the entrance. I'm just wondering if it is something I need to worry about or is it just part of their normal house keeping.

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Stan






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Offline Michael Bush

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Re: What are these things?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2014, 09:20:25 PM »
Chalk brood.  Caused by chilled brood that gets taken over by a fungus.

http://bushfarms.com/beespests.htm#chalkbrood

Those are chalk brood mummies.
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