5/11/2012 inspection - Issues with Hive #1
Hey gang! I shot a video of the hive inspection that my son and I did yesterday. He narrated quite a bit!
I have some concerns about the first hive. A lot of dead bees in the grass and the number of bees in the hive is dwindling. We think that a neighbor's pesticide may be the cause. I'm going to take a closer look tomorrow to see if I can see any more eggs or larvae, but it looks like the hive is heading toward a collapse.
My mentor is giving me some suggestions on ways to help it bounce back by transferring some frames from the other hive once they are full of capped brood and eggs, and I think that's worth a shot.
Any other thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated!