there are various circumstance which can bring about these conditions, some natural and others we are ashamed to admit. will they try to drift into other colonies especially if they are all from same mother? do they die a lonely, miserable death?
i was not able to place an empty box with frames to catch the drift from foragers who had yet to return and those that may drift back in the coming days. i would estimate the cluster of foragers without a home around 1000 at the old location.
thank you for your time!