Walking around in the garden today, I noticed a group of bees on the ground all milling around one dead bee. Upon closer inspection, it looks like a queen (I’ve taken photos and videos and will upload).
I’m assuming this wasn’t a failed swarm, since wrong time of year + just a handful of bees clustering? I would have understood better a dead queen at the hive entrance, result of a queen fight, but 20 feet from the entrance?
All opinions welcome!