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House Bee
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« on: December 22, 2013, 12:13:57 AM »

Last week with cold and snow here, I found a lot of dead bees on the snow fanned out from the hive entrance -was worried but then noted that most of them were drones. i was surprised that there would still be so many drones in the hive at this point. Perhaps the first spell of temps in the teens put the squeeze on them? I don't think that they had come out to cleanse - too cold. Today it was near 60, and I saw what looked like a standard summertime orientation flight, so I'm glad to see the hive looking healthy.
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2013, 04:07:50 AM »

Snow drones  applause

I have them quite a bit in my best hives.
Super Bee
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2013, 05:36:06 AM »

I've seen a couple as well.

"Life is hard, It's even harder when you're stupid."

John Wayne
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2013, 12:18:14 PM »

We haven't had snow but have had several nights in the lower 20's.  Still seeing some here also.  Good luck to you and your bees.

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