I believe I've fed infected honey to a healthy hive.
The very next day has dead bees and bees pulling live sick appearing bees out of the hive.
I feel a lot more than stupid.
Is there anything I can do/should do?
About the only thing you can do is put some 1/1 sugar syrup on em and hopefully it’ll help flush the toxins out of the less severely affected.
This is the poster child example of never feed honey back to a colony except if it came from it.
Sorry to be crass but back in the day when I did cutouts, if I couldn’t give it away for consumption I’d toss it. Wasn’t worth the risk, knowing what scavengers bees are sometimes.
It was from my yard, my third hive. They couldn't requeen. There was one comb I just should have ditched. I put the frames from a top super of the third hive on my backporch and let the other two hives rob them out.
I put a political sign beneathe the super and today found there about 1/2 inch worth of dead bees after all the robbing. I'm sick over this.
Among the bees out front I found a near baby bee not yet completely formed pulled out.
I am suspecting that you fed the hive honey and caused robbing, which results in a lot of dead bees and I have seen brood stripped out of a hive during robbing. I wouldn't know if it's the robbers or house bees doing it. Feeding a hive, especially honey, while a weak flow is going on is a bad idea. How did you feed the hive?
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