A couple dead rotting bees in comb: Is this a problem

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by dgrc, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. dgrc

    dgrc New Member

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    ​My wife and I are six weeks into our first year of beekeeping. Our single hive is looking good so we added a second hive body and moved a frame of partly drawn comb up into it. The girls are drawing comb. The queen seems to be staying in the lower hive body but we did see nectar, pollen, and eggs -- no capped brood.

    The one thing we did see was a little troubling. There were a couple dead adults rotting in a frame (top hive body) and surrounded by broken comb. We didn't have the camera with us, so no picture.


    Should we be concerned about this? Should we try to cut out around them?


    Thanks to all you great folks for your great advice.


    -Don
     
  2. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The bees will clean up, the question is what killed them. did a mouse or rat get in there? how big is your hive entrance, and do you have photos of the bees, the dead adults, that section of comb.
     

  3. ibeelearning

    ibeelearning Member

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    The housekeeper bees should take care of them.