Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Thorn-Like Droppings ?

Okay, this is strange. Over the last week or so, I've been noticing these strange droppings. (click photo to enlarge) They look like rose thorns but black in color. They're stuck to the removable bottom board but they can easily be picked off. This is still puzzling and I'm still looking for some clues - what is this?

So, it's been about a week later - I see them still / again. I put some into a ziplock to look at later if I can get my hands on a microscope... =:o)

Went to a SABA club meeting and 1 out of 3 Beekeepers had an 'idea' of what it was...
He thinks it might be a result of a spider (no exact explanation though)... I did pull the whole hive off the stand and found a sizable white patch looking like from a spider.  I freaked-out at first thinking wax moths, but the location seems wrong for wax moth.

So, even though I did find (spider?) webbing - It was underneath...

So, I still don't know.

Stay tuned...

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