|It is cold out here girls!|
After having lunch and running around for a few hours, I decided to head back out to take a peek again late in the afternoon. That when I saw the evidence of the poo storm! As I neared the hive and hit the boundary of the bee garden, I saw dead bees all over the place. In addition to that, little brownish yellow splashes in the snow all over the place!
|This snow used to be pure white|
|Hope you feel better now girls|
If you didn't know, bees are very cleanly and only defecate in the hive if they have a bad form of bee dysentery. So, they generally "hold it" for weeks and weeks at a time until there is a warm spell. They sure took advantage of this one! I'm just glad I wasn't around when a few thousand other bees decided to come out and drop a load. Dang!
Having "done their business", it looks like they also took an opportunity to drag out a number of their dead sisters.
|Bring out yer dead!|