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  1. #1
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    Default Bee's crawling away?

    I am new to beekeeping. Sometimes when I go to my hive. I see a bee or 2 crawling on the ground as if to get away from the hive. The bee seems healthy. I don't see any signs of problem with my hive on inspection. Is this normal?

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Bee's crawling away?

    Quote Originally Posted by fraz6020 View Post
    I am new to beekeeping. Sometimes when I go to my hive. I see a bee or 2 crawling on the ground as if to get away from the hive. The bee seems healthy. I don't see any signs of problem with my hive on inspection. Is this normal?
    In my limited experience - this is normal.

    Bees basically work themselves to death. Poor little bug got almost home before her wings gave out?

    If you get a lot more than "a bee or two" - I would look for other problems.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Bee's crawling away?

    A few is normal but if you see quite a few and younger bees or they seem to be flipping around, crawling up blades of grass and flipping over backwards, basically acting like they are going crazy it could be tracheal mites.

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