I have been keeping bees for a few years, I have been pretty fortunate over the past 3 years I have experienced no losses. However we had a rough winter here in N.W. Pennsylvania. It just drug on. Today was the first day temperatures hit 50 in the entire month of march. So I went to the apery to check the gorls, and get them started for the long awaited spring. All three colonies were dead. The were all flying one warm day in February.
Being my first loss I need some advice. All the frames are fairly clean. I removed all the dead bees, and replaced the frames in the hive. There is one thing I do not know about. Many of the frames have cells that have a snow white substance in them. It is suspended in liquid. It sort of resembles a huge pile of eggs, or maybe pollen, as I said I do not know what it is, or what to do. Do I remove the frames that have it? Or leave them for the new residents to take care of? Any help would be appreciated..