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Re: Hive 01 [France, Brittany]

Posted: 11 Sep 2018, 11:22
by smallhiveproject
Vespa velutina and Vespa crabro still hunting next to the hive entrance.
I took a picture to illustrate how guard bees typically cluster around the hive entrance.
Entrance wide is reduced to various degrees or even blocked.

Re: Hive 01 [France, Brittany]

Posted: 09 Oct 2018, 15:40
by smallhiveproject
Comb collaps detected, collapsed combs have been removed (no dead bees).
Bees have started new combs: some worker brood, but mainly filled with nectar.
Movable honey frame (empty) removed.

Video:

Re: Hive 01 [France, Brittany]

Posted: 31 Oct 2018, 12:43
by smallhiveproject
I added an insulating mat (Apifoam, 2cm thick, λ = 0.038 W/mK) under the metal roof.
I observed some forage activity at the hive entrance.

Re: Hive 01 [France, Brittany]

Posted: 20 Jan 2019, 15:51
by smallhiveproject
The colony is dead.