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I've been wondering if anyone else has noticed anything similar - -

Since we began getting ready for almonds this spring, some hives are crashing.
Some hives that once were alive will have dead hives on the lids, and piles of dead bees in front of the enterance. Opening the hives, if they are still alive, they are in a small clump and have a shivery wings. If the hive is already dead, there is a bunch of dead bees on the bottom board when we pick up the box. There are also piles of dead bees under the pallets. The bees are lead heavy with honey.

Any thoughts?
 

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Join the crowd....hope someone figures out what it is.
 

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What is the problem with sunflowers I just picked up a contract to put some bees in sunflowers this summer maybe I should stay away.
 

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There were sunflowers in the area for sure. . and corn.

We are sending some samples to Montana to see what we can learn!
 

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After talking with Tom and Lyle Johnson about the losses coming off of sunflowers I wouldn't put my bees on them.
 
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