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Offline sandhya

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white spots on some of my bees
« on: April 30, 2007, 10:33:20 PM »
in my arduent task of still looking for my queen, I notice some of my bees have white (very white) spots on them..no, not marks, spots like splattered paint.... :?
of course the first one I got all excited because she quickly came out and then quickly went back in....^(_(@ thought it was her, but of course she was just a worker..
so whats up with the spots?
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Re: white spots on some of my bees
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2007, 11:15:39 PM »
It's probably pollen.  When the jewelweed blooms around here all the girls have white stripes down their backs!

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Re: white spots on some of my bees
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2007, 01:06:15 AM »
Do you have a feeder on the hive? Could it be sugar water dripped on the bees and dried there?
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Re: white spots on some of my bees
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2007, 11:01:08 PM »
very true!!! SUGAR!!! as today as a matter of fact... I put a new LEAKY can on and before I left, I checked it and found out all of it had dripped out into the hive...so they got a sugar shower today...that will keep em busy!!!!!
cant seem to get the holes right in these cans!
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Re: white spots on some of my bees
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2007, 11:23:44 PM »
Cans?  :?

What kind of cans? I have a vision of an open top on this can you are talking about. Or an opening somewhere on the side or top.
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Re: white spots on some of my bees
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2007, 11:33:18 PM »
in my arduent task of still looking for my queen, I notice some of my bees have white (very white) spots on them..no, not marks, spots like splattered paint.... :?
of course the first one I got all excited because she quickly came out and then quickly went back in....^(_(@ thought it was her, but of course she was just a worker..
so whats up with the spots?

I saw some similar marks on a few of my workers Thorax.  I have no idea what that is.  Kind of like a little splatter?

It's probably a splatter of syrup now that I read on

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Re: white spots on some of my bees
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2007, 11:07:12 PM »
When they work Milkweed they get stuff glued on them that is white.
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Re: white spots on some of my bees
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2007, 03:29:28 PM »
I'd say wax flakes....
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