Lost my nuc hive yesterday.
It was a gamble to see if the nuc could survive this brutal winter in New England.
From the pic you can see the dead girls. All their stores were empty and feeding them granulated sugar a few weeks back
did not help. This is the second hive out of 4 hives I have lost this winter. The two hives remaining appear to be fine, gave them comb with honey
from my first collapsed hive. The combs are disease free and they do not smell bad/ odorous.
I am not giving up and will get two packages this spring.
Dead Bees on frame . The whites specs are granulated cane sugar.
I hate witnessing dead especially when I could maybe have prevented it.
Nuc Hive Demise #2.jpg
These were a Russian Hybrid bees.