I have a package hive started April 2017. They seemed to be doing fine (laying queen with tight laying pattern) until today. All they had were a few spots of capped brood, scant honey, and a small pile of dead bees in middle of hive.
I do not know if a mated queen would fix this situation. I would prefer a local queen.
Please contact me if you have a queen or have enlightening thoughts.
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