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Brood can become overheated when there is a sudden loss of worker bees to cool the colony during hot weather. Worker bees can overheat if they are confined in their hives during hot weather without proper ventilation or access to water.
Dead larvae that turn brownish or black and are watery
Pupae have a black, greasy appearance
Newly emerged adult bees are wingless
Cappings of brood cells can appear melted, darkened, sunken, and punctured
Adult bees crawling around rapidly while fanning their wings
Adult bees appear wet, and their wings hazy
Abnormally large accumulation of dead bees at hive entrance
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