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dead bees around the hive

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Are dead bees around the hive normal? The hive is pretty active...I have seen a bunch Of bees arriving with pollen on their legs coming into the hive...however I am noticing half dead and dead bees on the ground around the hive...This is the first full day they have been in the hive. Is this normal?
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I don't have much experience but if your bees were in transit before you hived them some will have died and house cleaning crew will carry them out. I have a few dead bees around the hives and in early fall there are lots.
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