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I had a very weak hive that I requeened and stuck in a nuc box 3 weeks ago. She was quickly accepted and was laying eggs within days. All seemed well until I went to check on them last night. They were all gone. Maybe twenty left & no queen. They abandoned their brood and I have no idea why they absconded.
 

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I was not feeding but spring is already full swing in GA. They had some capped honey as well. I went to take a closer look this AM and noticed a handful of dead bees on the bottom board that were ripped in half. Would they swarm if they were invaded? By hornets, wasps, carpenter bees? IDK, just speculating.
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I was not feeding but spring is already full swing in GA. They had some capped honey as well. I went to take a closer look this AM and noticed a handful of dead bees on the bottom board that were ripped in half. Would they swarm if they were invaded? By hornets, wasps, carpenter bees? IDK, just speculating.
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I have a hive that had a bunch of bees on the bottom screen ripped in half like that. No idea how or what or why. They didn't abscond, thankfully.
 
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