I just hived my first 2 packages.
How many dead bees in and around the hive are normal?
I am a little concerned because I had to install in cold weather, and have never done it before.
This is day 2.
I peeked in the door, and there are about 50 or so dead bees on the floor of each hive that have not yet been cleaned out.
There are another few hundred around the 2 hives.
When I installed, I could hear the buzz and hum while standing next to them. Not so much today. They have a frame feeder full of syrup and a pollen patty.
I do feel heat when I hold my hand in front of the door.