We went out to check on a hive in the middle of a field that a farmer said we could put there. When we left the hive 3-4 weeks ago, it was a booming box and a half of bees. When we checked on it last night, it was barely 4 frames worth. The mystery is there were 4 apricot/peach pits with a hole burrowed in them on the bottom just inside the entrance. My first thought was human because I know that the insides of seeds have a natural pesticide, but the more I think about it I'm leaning more towards animal. There was no evidence of anyone being out there. It is literally in the middle of a mile section with no road access. Does anyone know what kind of animal burrows a hole into a seed pit like that? I didn't see any evidence of dead bees that they had hauled out of the hive, so I was wondering if whatever left the pits also eats bees? I didn't see any evidence of a mouse having been in the hive. Seriously, this totally has me baffled and it is really bugging me.