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Kevin Goats
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« on: July 11, 2009, 07:56:45 PM »

Howdy, just a quick question. I have 3 established hives all with first year queens. I just harvested 22 gallons of honey from them. Then, I put the supers back out in the yard to get cleaned up. When I went out to check how clean the supers were, I found (50-75)dead bees in front of one of the hives. I searched inside the hive and found hundreds of dead bees on the bottom board. There is a ton of live bees still in the hive along with fresh brood (saw a little girl coming out of her cell), also alot of the frames have nicely capped out honey. The other 2 hives are within 1-2 feet of this hive.  It is in the mid 90's in the day and high 70's at night with very little rain here lately (but ,we have several pools and a river close by). Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank y'all, Kevin
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2009, 08:12:06 PM »


Sounds like putting the wet supers out to be cleaned up incited a robbing incident.
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2009, 09:12:03 PM »

I kind of was thinking that. Thanks
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2009, 09:26:06 PM »


Sounds like putting the wet supers out to be cleaned up incited a robbing incident.

i agree, I always put mine wet super about 100 feet from the hives and let them work them over about 2 days, then put them in trash bags and then in a freezer for 20 hours, then I store unless I need them for other hives.
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2009, 07:12:50 PM »

Could it be from a crop duster?  What do the bees do if they got into that toxic stuff?
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2009, 08:00:12 PM »

They died of a broken heart because their whole summer's work was taken away from them...   Cry     Cry

It sounds more like pesticide to me. If it were robbing, they would still be doing it. They don't stop once they start.
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2009, 09:00:52 PM »

They died of a broken heart because their whole summer's work was taken away from them...   Cry     Cry

                                                  LOL



It sounds more like pesticide to me. If it were robbing, they would still be doing it. They don't stop once they start.


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