It was 8°C in the backyard today. I thought it was time to remove the mouse-proof winter entrance reducers to see how many dead bees have been piling up inside the hives over the winter. Here’s the answer:

I took that photo 10 minutes ago, and it’s only a small taste. Here’s a slideshow that displays the whole gruesome mess:

You can see mould growing on many of the bees along with pieces of wax and other junk. I know the dead bees accumulate over the winter, but this is my first time seeing it. It ain’t pretty.

3 Responses to “Piled Up Dead Winter Bees”

SKIP TO THE END
  1. Phillip says:

    I scraped out more dead bees from inside the hives this morning, probably another 100 or so from each hive, as many as I could reach with my long hive tool. I wanted to make sure the bottom entrances weren’t blocked in case the bees ever decide to make their way down again like they did on March 8th:

    http://mudsongs.org/hive-1-coming-back-to-life/

  2. Jeff says:

    Mine were using the bottom entrance yesterday. totally caught me off guard.

Leave a Reply

You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Please keep the comments clean and civil. Most comments or links posted for promotional or commercial purposes will be deleted. The spelling and syntax of some comments may be corrected for readability from time to time. Private messages can be directed to the Mud Songs email address posted on the Contact page.