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Offline mattP

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« on: July 29, 2006, 01:29:45 PM »
This my first year keeping bees and things have gone well.  This morning I noticed approx. 100 dead bees in front of the hive when I went out to check on their water.  Does anyone have any idea would could have happened?

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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2006, 01:55:11 PM »
Sounds normal to me.  Bees in a strong hive die at a rate of a thousand or more a day from old age and overwork.
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2006, 02:28:58 AM »
Ditto MB, also this is the time that hives start killing off drones so the bigger bee makes it easier to spot the pile of dead ones.
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