Hi thanks for replying i live near Frankclay.
I have only one hive which i believed to have some bee's without a queen but i now know that all the bees are gone
and the bee's that i am seeing are coming to my entrance feeder. i don't know of anyone else that has bee's anywhere near me so they must be wild?
i have been next to the bee's filling the feeder and they are not aggressive at all, could my colony have left and went to a tree or somewhere and are just returning
to forage at the hive?
Cold truth, your original hive died. Robbers have cleaned up any honey or capped syrup that was left and are now working your feeder. I would put out a swarm trap somewhere close by, but you need to concentrate on your soon to arrive package. So now the $64,000 question, how did you treat for mites this past fall and winter?
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