Bee Larva pictures?

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by powwowman, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. powwowman

    powwowman New Member

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    I'm wondering if anyone has a good chart or pictures of larva? I am looking to learn what a larva less than 36 hours looks like. Any way Happy Beekeeping to everyone.:smile:
     
  2. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I am not sure, but I think there is a files section somewhere on this forum? Or a sticky. Basically uncapped brood is all under 36 hours old, I think. They look like a C. Bee math sticky says eggs hatch in 3.5 days, capped in 8 days, no photos. Maybe someone else can help?
     

  3. powwowman

    powwowman New Member

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    Thanks Gypsi, I'm interested in knowing how to make a new queens using the OTS (on the spot)method. I understand the larva needs to be under 36 hours. And just not sure what they look like at that stage.
     
  4. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I can't help you. I live in an area where it is impractical to make queens. My guess is under 36 hours would be a C in the bottom of the cell less than 1/4 inch across the C, (too small to fully cover cell) but that is a guess.
     
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    google 36 hour old bee larva [​IMG]