damaged bee?

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by gerretw, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. gerretw

    gerretw New Member

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    We were inspecting our hive today when my Granddaughter found this bee gimping around - She was missing her abdomen. I took a picture of her, then we drowned her in alcohol. When I looked at the pictures, they were crap, so my neighbor Kim took some macro photos. Her hair is matted from the alcohol (we didn't have a comb small enough to fix it) and I think she has some wax on her as well.

    So! Is it a disease, a malformity, or the result of an accident?

    G
     

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  2. Ray

    Ray Member

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    She was cut in two while you were moving hive components. I've done it to a few.