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markp 

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I've been searching the Internet and books but can't seem to find the answer.

There are lots of pictures of colonies that have starved with bees in cells, but ... When a colony starts to starve what happens to the eggs and brood? Surely it is self preservation and the eggs are the last things to get looked after. If so what does the eggs and brood look like? Anything distinctive?

PLEASE be gentle :)

Mark
 

flemage 

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Just my undertsanding and could be completly wrong but i think that as the queen isant getting enough food then she will stop egg laying so no eggs when they die.
 

susbees 

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Eaten. A colony running short of food will eat eggs, larvae...then pupae, the drone brood - and drones themselves (evicted) are generally the first to go.
 

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