Re: Why did my bees die - summer edition
Here is one of your pics, with arrows drawn to indicate larvae that appear to be infected with EFB, there are more that i didn't arrow. Although having said that, the hive has been dead a while so impossible to say with 100% certainty.
Your mite treatment regime was inadequate and mite numbers were likely high, although little or no evidence of death by mites from your pics, would need to see some capped brood. If there really was near zero capped brood through the hive, could have been EFB killing the brood before it got to capping stage.
No honey stores visible.
Could be a combo of factors.
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