I started my Flow hive about 6 weeks ago with a swarm that I caught a few km away. Since then, the colony has been building up very strongly. They drew comb in all 8 brood frames within about 3 weeks, filled them with brood, honey and pollen and are now about 50% of the way through the Flow super.
What is worrying me is that every day there are about 5-10 dead bees dumped right near the landing board each day, all of them drones. I understand that is typical behaviour at the end of summer, but where I am, summer hasn’t even started yet!
Does anyone have any idea what is going on?