Is this bad?

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by rw02kr43, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. rw02kr43

    rw02kr43 New Member

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    I was inspecting my hives this afternoon. One is fine with no problems. The other one looks great as well except one place in between the deeps. There was a large clump of wax that had bright white bee bodies in it. They weren't developed bees. Had never been alive. But could tell they were bees. I poked one with my hive tool and it pretty much liquified. I checked all the frames and didn't see this anywhere in there. Only in this clump. What is it? I have pics I can post later if needed.

    ​Jason
     
  2. Yote Shooter

    Yote Shooter New Member

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    What you found was exposed cells that had been enclosed in burr comb between the frames. They are just collateral damage from moving boxes and frames. They are not anything to be worried about.
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  3. rw02kr43

    rw02kr43 New Member

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    Great thanks. I was really worried.

    ​Jason
     
  4. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Drone brood. They put it anywhere they can't raise workers. Searching each one for little red dots is a good way to check for mites.