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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Mount Hope, N.Y USA
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    13

    Default Less bees in the hive

    Hi, I have 12 hives all together. Checked them 2 days ago and found that bee colony in the hive was cut on half. Just a month ago the supper was full of bees and now 1/3 or 1/2 of the bee colony. It happen to at least 7 of the hives. Also I noticed that the brood was left capped. Does any body has problems like that?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    College Station, Texas
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    swarming?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Barry, TX USA
    Posts
    862

    Default More Info Needed

    Were there any dead bees around the hive? Did you look for queen cells? Queens? Are the bees bringing in pollen? Are they honey bound? Could be swarming. Could be that honeyflow stopped and they reduced population accordingly. Could be a pesticide kill. Were your queens marked? Let us know what you find.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    goshen, ma
    Posts
    373

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    swarmed

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