Sorry for my ignorance everyone.
Its mid winter here in Sydney and only a few days ago our stingless native bee hive started pouring out these little grains (they smell slightly of honey so perhaps they’re old pollen/cells?). However a lot of the bees are acting almost drunk! Not being able to fly properly/ short distances, walking on the ground around the hive, tumbling and falling.
There was also a little cluster of them hanging out on the side of the box (only 5-6 of them) if that means anything? It’s like they were having their own secret meeting, all heads facing inwards together, whispering I’ve also found at least 10-15 dead bees in a little pot of water i had not sitting too far from the hive :’(
Is this a normal cull/clean out thing they do? It has happened before, Id just like to make sure its not something bad!