Albuquerque Beekeepers

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Anyone else experiencing high bee losses so far this fall/winter?  I am down to three hives from the seven I closed up in October from two different bee yards.  All the same, full stores, no bees left except the queen, a few nurse bees and capped brood.  Such a total bummer!  All strong going into winter, or so I thought.

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Had the same thing happen to one of my hives and know of two others that also found their bees gone.

Same with one of my 4,  all bees gone in late November.  2 others don't seem to have any activity on the warm afternoons, so they may be gone as well.  They were strong hives with lots of honey stored.

Same here all three colonies just gone in late November. They all had honey and good numbers when I checked in October.

Just opened one of my hive boxes and found the bottom filled with dead bees. There was unhatched brood and lots of honey. I have no idea what happened.

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