I know I am new here but got a concern. We are fanatic about checking our beeyard daily just to say hello...to the ladies. We notice a change immediately. About two weeks ago, something that looked like brown sewerage from a white tanker (and smelled much worse) was sprayed on the commercial rye/corn field about 300 yards up the road. It stunk so bad we had to close the windows. We thought it was just liquid manure. I know our ladies were in the field. It was about 1 pm and it was about 80 degrees out. Then it rained that night. The owner of the field doesn't plant it, he rents it out. The owner and the planter both know we have honey bees for our hives sit directly on our front lawn. We live so rural and there are commercial fields for a 15 mile radius, so there isn't much I can do to stop or change their routines... The reason I mention this spraying, specifically, is the very next morning, the front porch was littered with what I thought were about a dozen dead bees, when there is normally 2 or 3. Upon closer examination, I see them wiggle every time a hive mate flies over...Since each day there are a few more. Now, this morning 2 weeks or so after the first incident, we have about 30 all over the ground struggling on their sides or staggering or dead. It was cooler last night, but we never saw this in the winter. Never saw this before these two weeks. Other than maintain our numbers, we feel our hands are tied here. Hive condition seems really great, we inspected 3 days ago. It is our original stronger colony. We made a split on March 20th from this colony. Are we missing something else, and blaming the spraying...since we go organic, we worry.