Friday, September 14, 2012

Dead brood on the bottom board

This morning early, I looked into the Nasty hive and found many dead brood laying on the screen and a couple of dead bees.  Pulled the removable bottom board and didn't find any hive beetles or mites, just fragments of pollen and hive debris.  I did see a small mite sized insect, but it was grey in color.  I lost sight of it and couldn't save it.  I checked through the upper transparent cover and did not see any sign of mites.  The hive seems to be doing fine.  With the bees doing good house cleaning, it seems I have a strong hive.  Will have to watch closely with early morning visits for awhile.  The other two hives are still doing fine.  Later

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