Bee colonies suffering from shortness of breath

Bees are in very large numbers in the hive, sometimes covering the entire wall of the hive, only after a few hours a normalization of behavior can be observed;

Lack of air and overheating can lead to cessation of colony activity, melting combs can be seen in the warp, mixed with honey and dead bees.

Information obtained by consulting beekeepers from the Black Sea Basin Beekeepers Network as well as the paper Good practice guide for mountain beekeepers – Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development / National Agency for Mountain Areas

Last updated: 18 - Jan - 2021