Warre Hive owner (newbee) here. A week ago, when my newly installed colony was foraging like crazy and looking very healthy as the flowers were beginning to bloom everywhere. I made the decision to remove the top jars feeder. As a stroke of unfortune, we ended up with 6 days of cloudy, drizzly weather 45-50 degrees F.
I checked the hive this morning there were about 40 dead bees on the landing. Yesterday there were only about 10. I looked in my window, I saw some new comb and bees wedged in-between each. I did see a few throbbing bees, but it looked like a lot less than when I checked a few days back. Today is looking to reach about 57 and mostly dry, so there is a chance they might be active. But I am worried for them. The weather is at least going to be warmer for the next week, still chances of small showers.
Because it’s been too cold to open up the boxes, I left a feeder jar upside down (propped up of course) outside their hive. As a last minute desperation move. Any thoughts?