Dead Brood

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by jajtiii, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. jajtiii

    jajtiii New Member

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    Greetings,

    I have two hives that I started from Nuc's a little under a month ago, located in Central Virginia.

    Last week, after a torrential downpour and spotty rain for 3 days, I noticed a couple of dead bees on the landing area of my bottom boards on both hives. But, on Hive 2, I also noticed what appeared to be a Bee that had not fully formed and was pulled out of the cell and dropped down on the bottom board. I figured this was due to the rain.

    Again, it rained last night. Hive 1 showed no issues, but I did notice ANOTHER partially formed brood on Hive 2. I have attached a picture. I want to be sure that something is not amiss.
     

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  2. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    I wouldnt worry. It looks like you have some bees with good hygenics. Removing brood that has died for one reason or another I wouldnt worry with no more than what you are seeing.
     

  3. jajtiii

    jajtiii New Member

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    Thank you, sir. That is a relief.