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Offline Zweefer

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Weird capping
« on: May 02, 2022, 01:38:43 pm »
Had a friend send me this picture asking what was up with these two capped cells?




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Re: Weird capping
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2022, 01:58:43 pm »
Are they drones mislaid in worker cells?
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2022, 02:29:39 pm »
That was my first thought, but there isn’t any other brood to speak of on the frame…
Could be old from last season, but you’d think they’d clean that out…
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Re: Weird capping
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2022, 03:15:04 pm »
You could always uncap them and find out what is in there.
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2022, 05:36:34 pm »
"Could be old from last season, but you’d think they’d clean that out"

You could always uncap them and find out what is in there.

Sweef, I agree.
15, I vote a dead pupa that should have been cleaned out, but the weather was too cold.
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Re: Weird capping
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2022, 07:32:25 pm »
I just zoomed it in and I see larvae in the surrounding cells...  One way or the other when the rest of the cells start to emerge those cells will be opened and cleaned...
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