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I just installed 4 packages of bees this morning and noticed there is a bunch of dead bees on the ground is this normal??
 

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How many is a bunch? they were probally killed during installation or were already dead in the cage.
 

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Most likey they are bees that died after hiving and the workers dumped them out in front of the hive(s). You have no idea when the bees are shaken into the packages as to what you are getting. Some will be old foragers. After the stress of shaking, shipping, and hiving they probably just died. Normal.
 
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