Re: Winter Kill Already
I didn't do an inspection but I think two of my hives suffered the same fate, maybe all three. I am not going to call it winter kill or starvation just yet. They should not be starving in December judging from past years. They don't consume much in early winter. It is late winter or early spring when they raise brood that they plow through stores. Robbing has got me wondering but I do not see a lot of dead bees on the porch or anywhere on the ground. Being a non treater it is probably a varroa crash for me but shouldn't there be dead bees around? Have you treated your hives for varroa? I don't want to say it is CCD just because I don't know what happened this year.
Originally Posted by currier1
Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping