I noticed the bottom of my TBH was covered with dead bees. So I went in today, mild and no wind in PDX, OR, to see what’s up. I had plenty of winter stores of honey and some nectar however I noticed lots of brood comb that never got capped. The brood looked solid not slimey. The bees were calm and curious just like always. It’s a very small amount of bees.
Should the dead brood be removed? or leave it alone? I put several bars outside the active chamber however these bars also have honey stores just in case my bees need it later this winter.
My reference books haven’t given me a clear solution or help diagnose the problem. Suggestions beekeepers?