- Jun 25, 2014
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View attachment 33997 ive got 13 hives but this one has no eggs that I could find and isn't behaving like the others. I saw,a bee carry out a black pupating larvae. Any ideas please. The hive incl queen all very lethargic until they started to get protective and show an interest in my veil.
Sac brood?I cannot see clearly but perforated cappings suggest either:
varroa (most likely)
Lack of food/no stores
AFB/EFB - no signs I can see
My vote is high varroa loads. Or no stores
yes thanks for this im aware that apiguard can cause bees to react differently/unusual behaviour. At the time of posting i cant remember the stores situation. So I will investigate in next few days. its just that this hive is the only one that has acted differently out of the 13. Thanks to all those that have replied. The hives are not at my home so therefore i have to travel to get there.I found this and there is a link to an earlier threadSprry this is so long I have just the one hive. The queen arrived at the beginning of July and a friend gave me a couple of frames of brood and young workers. Since then Queen Agnes has been laying well and having supplied the colony with 1:1 syrup all the frames are now drawn out in the...beekeepingforum.co.uk
Pollen?Ok here's an update. The q has laid 14 eggs yesterday. The bee numbers are very very low. There are at least 4 brood frames with sealed honey. There are about 6 or so frames where the larvae look like the picture. There is not the typical arch of stores etc. The bees are putting nectar/ honey in the brood frames where the q has obviously previously been laying. I think this colony will not survive.