Milky Substance In Cap Cell

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by rail, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. rail

    rail New Member

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    Going through my largest hive I opened a cell that was capped flat. The substance was pure white in color similar to milk. It was not ropey and the cell cap was dry.

    The queen is still laying in all ten frames of the deep chamber, solid pattern. She is also laying solid patterns in eight frames of the upper 7 5/8" chamber. What is this milky substance?:confused:
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Probably a larva with it's head scraped off when the cap was removed.