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 Any investigation has to begin with observation and evidence. ​ If you're unsure of what exactly those might be in regards to this task, I am affixing a flowchart here to have something to start with.  It is NOT complete not is it entirely specific. ​ The purpose is to get an investigation started and moving in the most likely accurate direction. Any investigation has to begin with observation and evidence. ​ If you're unsure of what exactly those might be in regards to this task, I am affixing a flowchart here to have something to start with.  It is NOT complete not is it entirely specific. ​ The purpose is to get an investigation started and moving in the most likely accurate direction.
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 +====== Considerations of necropsy ======
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 +Always start with the most obvious possibility. ​ Just like diagnosis of a computer issue, the reality of beekeeping is to start with the user, in this case, the beekeeper.
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 +===== Beekeeper Error =====
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 +Beekeeper error is usually the most common problem. ​ The beekeeper added something, removed something, changed something in the hive that led directly or indirectly to the problem. ​ Beekeepers are loathe to admit beekeeper error. ​ They hate to think it is their fault. ​ Try not to be accusatory but yet, don't allow their feelings to mislead you in the analysis.
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 +===== Environmental Conditions =====
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 +Look at the hive itself, the Apiary grounds, the location and condition of nearby structures and objects like trees, bird houses, etc... ​ If an environment has a predisposition to host pests and predators or to become contaminated such as a food or water source, these should be considered early on as the next most likely possibilities.
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 +=====Disease,​ Illness, Disorders=====
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 +Never, in these times, should we discount the likelihood of sickness in the hive.  Everything from dysentery to Foulbrood are possible. ​ Often they may be connected to one of the other categories such as beekeeper error and environmental conditions.
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 +===== Ecological Conditions =====
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 +The quality and quantity of area forage sources need to be considered especially in terms of availability as well as timing and diversity.
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