I checked my hive about to weeks ago. I had a very small group of bees in the hive. Some bees were flying. They have been bringing in pollen. I didn't see the queen. I should have requeened in the fall I guess. -- Plenty of stores left a full deep of honey and pollen and a couple of frames of a medium.
Went back this weekend the air was full of bees robbing. I had an intance reducer on but I guess the remaining bees didn't put up a fight or they joined themselves to this other hive (is that possible if they were queenless)
I lost at least two swarms last year. I think these are from of of those swarms. What is the best way to track and follow these bees. These are either swarms from my hives last year or feral bees. I live in a rural area and I know that I'm the only beekeeper in the area. I would like to find them since they have stolen what honey was left and was empting the pollen out until I shut the hive up.