Beetle larvae or queen bee larvae

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  1. bergfarm

    bergfarm New Member

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    Hi. I did a hive inspection today and noticed a large white larvae. I am not sure if it is beetle larvae or queen bee larvae. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks
     

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  2. bergfarm

    bergfarm New Member

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    Queen bee larvae

    Hi. I did some research on the internet and realized they are queen bee larvae. I am worried because i accidentally destroyed some. Do you think my hive is without a queen or it is going to swarm? It seems like there are a lot of bees. When it is in the 80's there are a lot of bees hanging out on the outside. This is my second year with this hive. I have 3 boxes on it. I only searched the top 2. I didn't go into the bottom one yet. Do you think i should recheck it for the original queen to see if she is still there or wait to see what happens? I have an empty hive next to this one (about 2 feet away) i was hoping to catch a swarm. If my hive swarms do u think they will go into the empty hive? Any help would be great. Thanks
     

  3. lecram

    lecram New Member

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    It looks like worker larvae to me, queen cell is much larger and pointing straight down.
     
  4. lecram

    lecram New Member

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    Worker or drone larvae
     
  5. Zookeep

    Zookeep Active Member

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    they are drone cells, seems like almost all hives like to put the drone cells between the upper and lower frames.
     
  6. Lburou

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    Yes, I agree. The tip off is the roundish end (like the round end of a .22 shell) shown on the unopened cells next to the drone larva. They are drone cells too. :)