They don't squirm. Especially w/ their heads cut off. I doubt that they would die after a few hours in your house. Unless you keep it really cold.Omie said:sqkcrk said:"I left them in the frames, put them back in the hives, and the bees are now cleaning them out ."
I guess since that one varroa wasn't moving around that perhaps the rest of them are dead too. 24 hrs doesn't seem like enuf time to garauntee kill. But it might be.
More varroa, I suppose!Also, if you had examined the thousands of other pupe, what would you have found?
Mark's reply: Right, more varroa, but we don't know if there woul;d be a higher proportion or not.
I confess that the thought of doing this while the larvae were alive and squirming put me off from this idea. Any suggestions? Will the larvae die if I just let the frames sit first for a few hours in my house without being kept warm by the nurse bees? If the larvae were already dead i could handle this.