Posted by: thebuzzonbees | October 5, 2011

R.I.P

Well i inspected the hive yesterday and i noticed a pile up of dead bees at the entrance. My first thought was robbing. But i as i went through the hive i noticed full frames of honey but few frames of brood. The brood that was there was all mature there were no eggs or larvae. I also noticed chilled brood to my horror. About 3/4 through the brood chamber i found a queen. A young virgin queen who also i believe may have been an emrgency queen.

I decided to get a second opinion from a more experienced beekeeper he agreed with my diagnosis that the bees had tried to swarm and as they were leaving they died due to the rain and wind thus the pile of bees at the entrance.

R.I.P My dear queen.

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