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i dont keep bees but go fishing a bee keeper has offered me some maggots
but after speaking to another keeper who keeps bees they dont know what i am on about can i get maggots from a bee hive???
 

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Not really. Larvae look a bit like maggots, but they don't wriggle, so would be useless for fishing. Also they would die very quickly if removed from the comb, which would be a heck of an undertaking. Much better to get some flies!
 

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Hi

Chub love wasp larvae/pupae and whilst they may not wiggle drone grubs/pupae work along the same lines. koi also love them but they have to be quite well advanced to mount on a hook.


Regards Ian
 

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When I used to go coarse fishing the killer bait was allegedly wasp grub, but I never succeeded in getting any. I'm guessing you are being offered drone brood. I've heard of it being fed to fish in a garden pond so it sounds like a good bait to me.
The other possibility is wax moth larvae. Again probably a good bait.
 

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I gave my brother some drone comb. he used the larvae and mashed the honey and wax into his groundbait
 

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lmao, forget bees larvae for this, they dont move like maggots either - its wasp grubs you want! like gold dust for fishing.

wasp grub have been used decades as a bait if not hundreds of years, when i was a kid its all ppl talked about.
 

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How on earth would you gather wasp larvae?!! The only way I'd approach a wasp's nest is if they were all dead.....
 

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How on earth would you gather wasp larvae?!! The only way I'd approach a wasp's nest is if they were all dead.....
I did this as a kid as well. We used to dig them out of te ground with spades and get stung a lot.
We didnt know about anaphylactic shock.
 

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Maybe is something to do with Wasps being fed protein?.
 

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How on earth would you gather wasp larvae?!! The only way I'd approach a wasp's nest is if they were all dead.....
Use bbq'd wasp larvae instead, the brief petrol fire also allows you to safely approach the nest afterwards. QED.
:reddevil:
 

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Drone larvae is very soft skinned, I've tried blanching them in boiling water for varying lengths of time , then freezing but they always turn to mush on thawing !.
I now use them fresh by using an uncapping fork and sticking on a hair rig with a wee drop of super glue .

As for not moving , one well known bait is in fact 'dead maggot'.

John Wilkinson
 

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dead maggots as bait? behave :)
 

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Many moons ago they used "Cymag" a powder that gave off cyanide gas when it came into contact with moisture - nasty stuff. A desert spoon tied to a long cane deposited some at the nest entrance, 24 hours later all dead and a nest full of fantastic trout bait.:hurray:
 

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