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RoseCottage 

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Hi,
I put a nuc box and an empty hive in a location to capture returning bees when I moved my hives earlier this year. No bees returned, hooray. Well actually about 800 did and I moved these to the new location and they settled fine.

So I went to collect these hives at the weekend and found the stuff in the pictures. I have left the hives for the moment until I know what this is and whether it is a threat to my stores if I put these in with them.

Does anyone know what this stuff is? It wasn't moving around...I cannot tell if it is Mineral, Vegetable, or Animal.

All the best,
Sam.
 

MuswellMetro 

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have you checked for woolly cocoons or indentations were the wax moths have hatched , i would spray with certan
 
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rae 

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Earwig pooh.

I stacked all of the spare supers and sprayed them with Certan - some of them were awash with earwigs, and those little black dots were in the same area. I think earwigs are harmless, but they didn't seem to like Certan.
 

FROGDOGDIVER 

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Earwig pooh.

I stacked all of the spare supers and sprayed them with Certan - some of them were awash with earwigs, and those little black dots were in the same area. I think earwigs are harmless, but they didn't seem to like Certan.
I agree with Rae and think they are Earwig pooh. I have never had any problems with wax moth but always have lots of earwigs. Wherever they are I see these little black spots. I hate earwigs but they are harmless.
 

newportbuzz 

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looks like earwig poo
not sure if they are a pest they look like one tho. i squash them when i find them. was told that they predate on smaller bugs tho so mabey they are even good to have.
 

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Earwig poo. All over one empty nuc of mine...
 

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