I have a volunteer hive underneath the floor of my wooden shop.
I hope to move them to a better location for me come spring.
This morning I went out to check temperatures on the floor.
Sorta stuck in 1 of 3 access holes for the bees to come up to the sugar syrup was this bee.
As you can see - most of "this" was on her legs and belly - not so much her back.
Was Obviously dying and having great difficulty moving.
Hope that worked.
Of maybe 5 bees out - she was the only one that looked like this. Once I got her out of the hole, a couple of others came up and they were clean. Any of the others may or not have come up thru a different hole.
I'm a newbee - I have not been able to find any pictures or words that sound like this looks.
Any ideas ?? There was some pink insulation under there at one time - think it is gone by now.