My honey bees died.

Asked January 5, 2019, 1:57 PM EST

It is January 4th and i went to the hives(2) for inspection. I noticed no activity. I opened the hives (2) and saw no live bees. Also there were a lot of dead bee parts in the frames and at the bottom of the hive. On the ground outside the entrance there seems to be small pellets of chewed up bees laying on the ground. There is plenty of honey in both supers.What happened?

Iowa

1 Response

I would suggest that you contact our Iowa State Extension and Outreach Entomologist that specializes in bees. His name is Randall Cass and his contact information is in this link.

https://www.ent.iastate.edu/people/randall-cass