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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Mesa County Colorado USA

    Default Why did my hive die? Pollen question

    I had a half box full of bees, and they are dead now. They still had half a hive of honey. A lot of them were dead in the cells. Why do they do that? Any idea how the hive died? Also, I have dry pollen, how do I feed it? Does it need to be wet?
    Before a bee stings, it will be sure to let you know that it will hurt them more than it will hurt you.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Peace River, AB Canada

    Default Re: Why did my hive die? Pollen question

    The bees enter the empty cells when forming the winter cluster. The colony shares its food among one another and when they run out will all starve at the same time. If the weather is too cold the colony will not break cluster to reach more food and will starve leaving those bees still head first in the cells.


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