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« on: April 30, 2007, 09:33:20 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.... huh
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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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2007, 10:15:39 PM »

It's probably pollen.  When the jewelweed blooms around here all the girls have white stripes down their backs!
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2007, 12:06:15 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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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2007, 10:01:08 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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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2007, 10:23:44 PM »

Cans?  huh

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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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2007, 10:33:18 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.... huh
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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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2007, 10:07:12 PM »

When they work Milkweed they get stuff glued on them that is white.
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2007, 02:29:28 PM »

I'd say wax flakes....
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