dry camp sugar and dead bee's?
About April 1st I put 5 lbs of sugar on top of each inner cover of 2 hives. They ate about half and then slowed eating it as the weather warmed and things started to bloom. When you open the hives you will normally see 8-10 bees on the sugar. I also have been giving 1 to 1 syrup to both as well as a third hive next to them. They have been taking syrup all along. I have been checking them about every two weeks or so, they have been taking the syrup still. Everything has been normal until yesterday and I found hundreds of dead bee's as well as a lot of bee's that could or would not fly in the two hives that had leftover sugar on inner cover. The third hive was booming and ok. IS it possible the sugar is killing my bee's after all this time with no bad effects? If it is a poison from somewhere else ,why is hive three not effected? Any thoughts?
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