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Annrbel 

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Two part question. Does anyone have any information about ostracism, if so could it be the reason for the following: I was recently shown a partly drawn brood frame which came from a small colony that had made it through the winter and was now building up. On the frame were about 30 bees, head down into cells in a circle - all obviously dead from starvation. The keeper insists there were plenty of stores available, and thought it likely they had somehow got split from the main cluster - what would do that?
 

mbc 

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intense cold- its sometimes called isolation starvation
 
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