After a 2 week break (vacation), I went out to the hives yesterday to inspect. I only had time to do a full inspection on the North Hive (all is well), and an outside inspection/peek at the Flow Frames on the South Hive.
I noticed quite a few pale looking dead bees outside of the South Hive - I thought perhaps the really intense sun had bleached ordinary dead bees somehow, but there were plenty of “ordinary” looking dead bees in front of both hives. Here are some pictures:
I’ll have time tomorrow morning for a full inspection of the South Hive - it would be nice to know what I should be on the lookout for, given these photos. Any suggestions as to what might be going on? The South Hive, by the way, has been the one that I considered more “robust” of my two - it has grown at a much faster rate than the North Hive.