I got my new swarm hived on Sunday. Since then, the bees have been taking time to settle in with increasing amounts of foraging trips by some of the scouts, which all seems like really good news to me.
However, each morning there are always a significant number of dead bees both on the hive and all around it. This is more than just the colony “cleaning house”. IS this likely to part of a natural wastage after the stress of moving, or do I need to be a bit more concerned?
The bees themselves are hanging in a ball from the bars of the top box, with not much activity below that.