So we were told that the bees could overwinter without protection in Oregon and then we had one of the worst storms in 100 years in this area... cold, snow, ice, etc for at least a week, and we lost our bees. This was our first winter with them. As far as the frames in the hive now, what should we do with them? Try to extract, or will the honey be crystallized and impossible to get out? Keep them as they are for some new bees to eat and use?
Any advice would be helpful, thanks.