Cluster of Bees in Hive
Four days ago I installed a 3 lb package, with queen, shipped up from Georgia.
Upon inspection, the queen was out of the cage, which I removed, but there were two dead bees in the cage... Hmmm.
I couldn't find the queen, but I figure that she won't look too much different from the other bees at this point in time...
I did find a cluster of bees in the hive, about the size of a child's fist... I smoked them, and they didn't disperse...
Here's the question... Is there a chance that my queen is dead in the cluster of bees, or am I just overly nervous?
Re: Cluster of Bees in Hive
---Nervous...I feel that sue is alive in there. No cluster would continue to guard a dead body. It'll be all right, I believe...Sh'e just shy.