Hi Guys, I just did a quick look through one of my hives and I noticed that four frames of brood were dead in their unopened cells.(Frames 5,6,7,8,) They don't have foul brood they are just dead, and the bee's of course in the hive have reduced significantly. There is some healthy larvae but not many on (frames 1,2,3,4,)
I saw the Queen and she looks good, she is a new season queen,there is pollen and honey in the hive but not
I am wondering is this possibly due to the heat, it has been over 40 degree's Celsius here for basically a month and at times it registering 49 degrees, the hives are in full sun all day(to combat SHB)
This season I have seen maybe ten SHB all season and on my last inspection of 6 hives I saw one. I think the extreme heat and dry conditions have hit them for six as well which is a good thing.
ps this hives was started from a package two and a half months ago.