I am being asked if it was a hunger swarm- can someone please explain (yes I could look up but I value different opinions)
I thought if hungry they died in the hive- why would they leave and be more vulnerable - and do half leave?? - with queen??. If hungry- can they develop a new queen with precious royal jelly- I dont see it..
I can understand overfeeding- so overcrowded...going.
It's hard for us nee bees because everyone is saying to feed your bees and this should be done before the end of September. I did this and they made sealed queen cells which I removed. Asked for advise and people said there must be a problem with queen. Double checked things spoke to another member of the local bee association and we think its lack of space because I have been over feeding. The problem arises if your bees have lots to go at. Mine do and are as busy now as they were in the summer but not for as long.
But thats the problem being a new bee and we only learn from making mistakes.