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congregating outside the hive

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For the second day now I've got 20 or more bees that are congregating on the ground about 5 feet behind the hive. They're not looking too healthy, falling over and the dead bee count is rising in this spot.
What's up?
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I don't know what it is and have never seen it happen, but I would cover that spot with dirt or remove a shovel or two of dirt from that spot. It is possible someone spilled a pesticide there.
The following is quoted from the tru-green website.

>>>>The specific products applied to your landscape are detailed on your invoice with each treatment.<<<<

It seems that they may use a number of pesticides on a yard, so it could very well be the cause of your problem. I would contact them immediately, along with your local ag dept. and your state honeybee inspector.
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