It’s been cold here in Sutton this month with some long periods of cold. I have been seeing dead bees in the snow on very cold days that are in the single numbers or the teens. It should be too cold for the girls to fly but none the less a few seem to appear each day.
It appears that more bees come from a few of the hives rather than all of the hives. I am not sure what the cause is but I am guessing that they may be old or sick bees. The optimist in me says that at least their are live bees left to fly out from the hives. The pessimist says that there won’t be any bees left by spring!