I have been keeping bees for about 3 years. This year I bought 6 nucs. I have 5 original hives. Today I went to do an inspection and three of the six hives are empty. Not a bee in it. Last time I checked was 2 weeks ago and they seemed fine. I was a little surprised that they werenít filling in the other frames. I picked them up on 5/23.
I have not had a problem with bees at all. They always seemed to flourish and do well. They have morning sun and evening shade and there is a pond about 50 yards away. The only thing Iíve done different is I started open feeding a pollen substitute. As far as I know the land owners nearby donít use any pesticides.
Does this just happen sometimes? Is there something Iím doing wrong?