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A few open brood cells and a tiny ant dragging a mostly developed larvae…how worried should I be(e)?

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A few open brood cells and a tiny ant dragging a mostly developed larvae…how worried should I be(e)?

I was given a hive in May (one deep, one shallow super). I used some bee lure and by the end of May I had a small colony. It seems to be growing slowly.

On inspection today I saw all of the things the books told me to look for (queen, eggs, larvae, capped brood, nectar, pollen, and even a little capped honey for the first time).

I also noticed a few brood that looked like they had been uncapped, as well as a small ant dragging a mostly developed larvae. I didn’t notice any other ants so it doesn’t seem like an infestation, but I’d never seen this in previous inspections. I’ll be leaving town for a week tomorrow, is this something to be concerned about/act on?

Thanks for any feedback!

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