Seeing dead bees

Cmclean

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I installed my first Nuc 5 days ago. I have not opened it yet to check on queen. I have seen 5-10 dead bees on the ground in front of the hive. Is this normal die off?
 

Anna j

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There are typically some dead bees in a nuc when you get them. Once installed they clean house by carrying the dead out to the front and dumping them. By day 5 though you really should check that the queen is out. Previously we’ve had to scrape a little away to make sure she could get out with the bees help. If she’s not out today I would certainly remove some of the candy enclosing her. But not all of it, make them get her out..but I honestly can’t back that up with anything other than that’s their job.
 
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