Have a weakish hive that I will requeen soon - which today had removed say 10 or so chalkbrood mummies onto the landing board. I went out tonight with a cloth to clean them up but found them all gone, and half a dozen slugs finishing up their evening meal. Looks like the millipedes helped them too.
Yes slugs eat the dead bees on the ground too here
I have now read that millipedes eat fungus, which is kind of handy cleaning up chalkbrood mummies.
I have noticed that SHB larvae will also consume chalk brood mummies. Looking at a chalk brood mummy, it’s hard to imaging them having any food value.
that’s because you’re not a slug, millipede or SHB larvae Jeff To them it is like a nice strong blue cheese I imagine.