03-30-2002, 12:37 PM
Hived a large swarm 3/23 - checked condition 3/27 located queen, all seemed well, consuming sugar syrup, past few days have noticed numerous bees walking about or the ground, some twenty ft. from hive. This seems abnormal as they appear unable to fly. Any answers?
03-31-2002, 03:55 AM
Going to answer my own question: Discovered that the baggie of syrup I had in the hive leaked; sugar water ran down the front hive wall onto the bottom board and outside onto the ground - the bees found this and were so full of syrup they walked but were trying to fly. Observed a number of them walking up the hive stand and into the entrance. Roy