Last week I put a mouse guard on what was my best hive last spring .Today I went to check on my 4 hives only to notice 1 didn't have many bees flying around as the other 3 had. Decieded to open it up and take a look see. Geez, there were only a few bees and wax moth in the deep.
The only thing I knew to do was shake the frames into a diff. hive and burn the old foundation and frames. I was so disapointed in myself for letting this happen.
I was thinking of trying to get up to 5 hives next spring, now I have to take 1 step backwards.