I ordered two packages. The seller changed the delivery date from Tues to Friday and I was out of town Friday. I had a buddy pick up my packages and put them in my utility room. In the process, he put a 3 inch gash in the box. As a side note, if you like your wife, don't put a package of bees in the house if the bees can get out.
To further compound matters, the hundreds of bees that escaped pooped all over the house. My wife moved the bees to the garage on Saturday morning. Luckily, I was at a place without cell coverage for several hours.
When I got home, there were hundreds of dead bees on the garage floor. I installed the package on Saturday ( I was told the bees were packaged on Wed) at about 4pm. I noticed lots and lots of poop, everywhere. On the landing board, neighboring hives, my truck, etc. Below is a picture of the hive. How do I tell if a package has Nosema or if the bees are just doing cleansing flights? I went out on Sunday and there are tons of dead bees around the hive.
Thanks in advance.