Went to a friends place and was using a twig to clear the bottom entrance, got a full sandwich bag of dead bees but also lots os little flakes, look like wood and wax. This hive has a mouse guard but I'm wondering if a mouse could have gotten in prior to putting on the mouse guard or could it be something else. Question is what can be done, is it possible to coax a mouse out to a trap with some peanut butter? Should we move the hive to a warm (45-50 degree) garage? What should we do? I didn't have a camera so no pics.
Thw hive next to it, which we weaker in the fall had no flakes, and very few dead bees.
Thanks as always