I had a dead out on one of my two hives over the winter. They got taken over by other insects, need to work on ant control. But the real question for this thread, can you put dead bees and maybe ruined, crumbling wax in a compost pile?
I don't know how quickly wax would break down in a compost pile, but bees would be fine to compost. A commercial beekeeper told me he thinks bees are high in nitrogen. When you clean out a deadout and dump the dead bees on the ground, the grass and weeds respond like you just put a high nitrogen fertilizer on them. He said you have accelerated green growth, similar to how your yard will have patches of accelerated growth right where your dog dumped.
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