Re: New beekeeper's bees are GONE!
Just curious, but did you treat for mites in the fall? I didn't treat for mites and I had one hive die completely and one hive abscond which means they left the hive, no dead bees to be found.
Your bees might have left due to a heavy Varroa mite load as mine did. Take out a brood comb and look for white specks in the cell, that is mite poop.
My hives both had ample stores, atleast 70 pounds if honey.
You can use the drawn frames again when you get more bees!
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