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Galactic Bee
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« on: December 17, 2006, 10:13:24 AM »

When I was in the hives a few weeks back, I encountered some maggots (only a couple) that were on the bottomboard infront of the entrance reducer.  I saw this only on one hive, it was a strong hive.  I put the maggots on my hive tool, brought it in the house and took a picture.

Is this what the larvae of the wax moth look like?  I have no clue, but it would seem to me that is what this is.  Yucky, hope they are not inside with the bees.  Great day. Cindi


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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2006, 10:26:37 AM »

It looks like Wax moth larvae, kinda blurry though.   The fact that they were where you found them is a good sign.  It means the bees are taking them out of the hive. 
Michael Bush
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2006, 11:33:29 AM »

I concur.  It's kind of blurry but it looks like wax moth larvae.

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