It's been a pretty cold winter here in the northeast. Today was the first day in 6 weeks the bees were out- 46F !! I trugged through the 3 feet of snow to check out the hives.

I found one dead. The cluster seems to have seperated into 3 groups in the hive. There was still honey in the hive ( mostly on the sides - none on top of the bees.
Some had their heads stuck in the cell (sign of stavation). But I fould while removing them from the cells they ALL have watery yellow guts is this any indication of a disease I sould be looking for?? Anyone seen this yellow puss before?



Westchester NY

( I posted this in general beekeeping by mistake- sorry for the duplication.)