Hi, we have one Flow Hive… we installed new bees on April 15, so now it has been about 3 months. Population is booming, with hot weather they are bearding on the front of the hive during the day. When we look into rear observation area, we are seeing a lot of dead bees seemingly stuck in the flow hive cells. It looks like they went in to work, then got stuck and died. I would say 80% of the visible cells have dead bees… the rest of them look normal, the bees go in and back out.
What would cause this and what can I do about it? I can pull the frames to check what’s going on over the whole frame, but my guess is that this is occurring in all cells… almost like they are getting stuck.