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When They Grow Larger Than Usual

Categories: ENEMIES OF BEES.
Bee Keeping: Mysteries Of Bee-keeping Explained

In a hive thus left without bees to interfere, the worms will increase

to one-half or two-thirds larger than where their right to the combs is

disputed. In one case they often have their growth, and actually wind

up in their cocoon when less than an inch in length: in the other they

will quietly fatten till they are an inch and a half long and as large

as a pipe-stem.