Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Pictures of our winter killed hive
Bee butts. This is a pretty good indication that they starved.
I am pretty sure this was caused by an infestation of varroa mites that we din't catch until it was too late in the year to do anything about it. I lost two hives to varroa this year and have one more struggling. They were eating a few days ago when I checked on them, but they don't seem to have the numbers that the Utah hive does. I hope it makes it.