Hive starved in winter
Not sure why but one of my top bar hives starved with a candy board inside the hive, so the food was there but they still starved. most of the bees were head first in the comb when I opened the hive up. I think maybe the candy board was to far from the cluster and it was to cold for them to eat any of it? It was about 6 bars away from the winter cluster. Does anyone have any experience with this issue because I'm clueless right now and very upset. I would like to know what went wrong so I don't make the same mistake. The hive was very healthy no diseases or pest issues. There honey supply was light this year so that's why I put the candy board inside.
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