Couple years ago one beekeeper was selling his bee equipment claiming that his bees flew away abandoning the hives. He was talking about hundreds of hives. I was skeptical at his claim.
Now, I met another beekeeper that says the same thing, like he lost about 300 hives, half of his hives.
If this is true, I simply GET SCARED and was wondering if any of you experienced, can guess the reason or what would be the measures to prevent this?
I have heard, a colony can leave if they feel the danger in their current residence, but hundreds of hives from different beeyards = disaster.