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TOBY-3652 

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Maybe this is a daft question, been past my hive today counted 8 dead bees on snow and 3 were dead on mouse guard i know bees die in winter but is this too many in 1 day. Hive feels ok weight wise
 

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Maybe this is a daft question, been past my hive today counted 8 dead bees on snow and 3 were dead on mouse guard i know bees die in winter but is this too many in 1 day. Hive feels ok weight wise
Sounds like they might have been lured out by the reflected light- have you got anything shielding the entrance?
 

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TOBY-3652,

Bees get drawn out by the light reflecting on the snow and then usually die of the cold. If you haven't done so yet you should lean a board of something on the hive to shade the entrance and stop the light.


Ben P

Sorry cross-posted, Skyhook was quicker...
 

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thanks 4 advice i have just put a corragated sheet in front. in the snow. got comment like you love them bees more than me, no answer to that 1
 

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It's called protecting your investment...
 

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In reality its called not reading the forum and duplication.

In sour mood....

PH
 

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He did, but it was ignored.

So I stated the obvious.

PH
 
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