This is a good example to see what young bee larvae looks like in the comb. You see some eggs and the larvae which are probably 2-3 days old. You will notice a white liquid inside the cells, that is royal jelly. Worker bee larvae are fed royal jelly for the first 3 days, after that they are fed nectar, honey and pollen. Only larvae that have been selected to become queens will be fed royal jelly the entire time of their development.
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How to Identify Elements on a Bee Frame
I thought it would be helpful for some of the beginners out there to see a frame with some important elements pointed out. I’m also providing a link to the full resolution versions so that you can zoom in.
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Click here for full resolution file of unmarked frame.