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  1. #41
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    Default Re: Autumn Abscond?

    if it had been a long time since you visited the hive, the ants, yellow jackets, and other carnivores could have eaten the dead bees. otherwise, you may have had a true abscond.
    journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

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    Default Re: Autumn Abscond?

    Sick bees will leave the hive to die elsewhere...taking their disease with them. Not strange at all that there aren't any bees left...dead or alive.

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    Default Re: Autumn Abscond?

    as always, very good point michael. and i should have gone back and reread timcaz's post. he states that the hives were strong with bees two weeks prior. could all of them have left the hive to die?
    journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

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