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I noticed alot of my bees dying. Last month I put a second entrance at the top of my hive. I noticed this month that almost all the honey is gone. The queen is still there and there is little brood. I also notice that none of my bees are gathering pollen.
Does anyone know what is going on?
Is it because of the top entrance I notice that they never use the bottom entrance anymore.
 

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Sounds like the hive was robbed out. Are there enough bees remaining to over winter? If there are you should feed heavily now so they'll make stores for the winter. If you are going to continue with this hive, close down one of the entrances so that the remaining bees will have less they have to defend. Be sure too to consider hive ventilation when choosing the entrance to close off.
 

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I'm low on honey right now with this hot, dry weather we've had. Hives that were getting heavy in the spring are light now. No robbing...just bees using the stores that they had because of the light nectar flows.
 
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