Hi! New here to beekeeping
I got 2 nuc boxes yesterday and transferred each into their hives. Everything went well…I think. I inspected the frames but it’s hard for me to identify the differences still… yesterday evening as well as this morning there are dead bees outside of 2 hives. I live in the florida keys and it’s hot down here…and it rained hard last night. There was a bunch of bees sitting in a puddle and I assumed they were just drinking last night, but they are there still today and appear dead…maybe 30 of them? Also, there are about 20 around the hives dead. Is this normal? Maybe bc of the car ride (about 1.5 hours)? Or the transfer? I just want to make sure they are ok! I didn’t want to go check the hives today or bother them because I want them to settle in. I was going to wait a week before disturbing them. Any advice for what I should be looking for or doing next?
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