It appears that we have had a "kill" of the Children's Museum observation hive. A good majority of the bees were dead or dying. The hive was strong with lots of brood--now there are not enough bees to cover brood. Landon, from the museum, brought the hive out here and I will get it cleaned up and try to revive the remaining bees-the queen is still alive. Chances are the bees that are alive were nurse bees and not directly exposed as were the foragers. A bit of time will tell or we are back to square one. Does anyone out there know of any spraying being done by the city of Marquette or others in the vicinity of the museum? It would be nice to prevent any future issues with a bit of education.
Keeper of bees.