Opinions on this frame requested

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Eddy Honey, May 30, 2011.

  1. Eddy Honey

    Eddy Honey New Member

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    My wife and I both believe we see larvae in this whitish jelly inside these cells. We're used to seeing larvae in clear jelly. When I open the picture in a program that lets me zoom in the curled larvae seem to really stand out.
    Thoughts?
     

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  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    I don't know what you were looking at before, but all larva I have ever seen was in white jelly. I have never seen larva in clear jelly. The larva in the pic is normal.
     

  3. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    looks normal to me also
     
  4. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    clear bee food (very thin royal jelley) would have me scratchin' my head. perhaps it looked clear because the wax was newish?
     
  5. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Looks good to me, nice circular pattern, older, more advanced larvae in the center getting smaller as the queen worked her way out in a circular journey.
    Frame gets 2 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: from me.
     
  6. milapostol

    milapostol New Member

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    I've also seen similar colors.
     
  7. afss

    afss New Member

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    looks normal to me too
     
  8. Eddy Honey

    Eddy Honey New Member

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    Ok. Thanks.. This is a new queen that the hive reared on it's own. This is the first sign that she has mated.