Hey there everyone, so a few weeks ago we were out of town and there was a big windstorm for a couple days. When we came back our bees were gone without a trace.
I put a little feeder water out to see if they were still around and I attracted quite a few feral bees but none that looked like mine.
I tried getting some swarm commander to attract one of the feral colonies in the area but after a few weeks none of them will stick around.
I guess i have a couple questions.
- Should i clean out my hive and sort of start over wether or not i try to capture a new colony or buy a new nuc starter. (is there potentially a problem with my frames that might be keeping them away)
- If i buy a new nuc when should i do it, seems a little early to do it but its los angeles so it never really gets that cold.
3.Is there anything im not thinking of that i should do.
thanks everyone. ill try to post some pictures of the frames tomorrow.