death on the farm-bee edition
September 9, 2011, 7:03 pm
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Ooof. Our first death on the farm. Went out to check on the hives and noticed that Stelle wasn’t at all active compared to Louis. I opened it up and a wasp flew out. And only a few bees hovering around. Now really concerned I got the dude out and we took it apart. Imagine our sad faces as we realized that the ENTIRE hive was completely empty. The shelves were bare. All of the cells cleaned out! Unbelievable. So sad. Sure hope the split survived.
The hive swarmed (split) on May 29. On July 9, we saw larvae in there and I took a frame of honey out. And now they’re all gone. Sad news.


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