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Strange bee poo

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Greetings. Hope everyone is doing well and your bees are flying! This morning as I was feeding the pigs I checked in on the hives as I do every morning and all was well. Later on I went to check on the pollen intake and noticed this around the resource hive. The long strands are bee poo and it looks like the Ultra Bee patties I'm feeding them. All the bees that you see are alive- barely. This morning the whole area was clean. Both sides have this and there is still actively at the entrances. The rest of the hives look good. Any ideas?

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I'm also wondering if this may be self induced. I ran the resource hive all winter with upper and lower entrances as well as a quilt box. I'm thinking that these bees wore them selves out keeping the cluster warm. I had a steady loss all winter from the hives set up this way. The hives with only a bottom entrance and a quilt box had no loss and are building up a lot quicker.
 
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