Re: What do you think of my dead bee hive
Couldnt pull up the pictures, but I had the same thing described happen to me this winter as well...........varroa mites were the culprit. If the queen died and the bees couldnt make a successful queen or they did and she didnt get mated or got killed...........you would have a lot of drones from laying workers/unmated queen.
Out of curiosity, did you treat the hive for mites? I didnt treat the hive that died on me, waiting to see what happens with the hive that was next to it, it was a swarm I caught last spring and it boomed and was still booming when this hive died. Infact, I havnt treated any of my colonies, so the results may be bad come spring!!
Coyote Creek Bees - Beekeeping for 3 years. Number of hives - 17
Check out Coyote Creek Bees on Facebook and hit LIKE!!