It is about 89 degrees and I just went out to inspect my hives. Although I was extremely gentle and slow with the top bars, always keeping them vertical, two combs just collapsed onto the floor of the hive. I don’t know what is in the cells - some pollen and nectar for sure, but not sure if there’s brood.
Was this too hot to open my hive? I thought they kept it at around 94 degrees, so I tried to time it so the air temperature outside was close to their ideal temperature as well as choosing a time of day when they were out foraging. The hives are in the sun because of how cold it gets here in the winter.
I’m not sure what to do now. I closed up the hive quickly. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.