Opened up ones of the hives out back when it was a little warmer on Tuesday. 2 deep setup, found the cluster at the top of the top deep. Presumably they had worked their way up from the bottom? Gave them 1 1/2 lbs of fondant. How long will 1 1/2 lbs last them? I'm assuming they have gone through the rest of their stores and I'll have to keep feeding them fondant until at least the middle of March when I could start giving them syrup? Another alternative is that I have a dead hive next to them, another 2 deep setup. Bees died sometime in the last 2 weeks, many dead bees on the top bars of top deep and also on top of the inner cover, much much dark staining, dysentry? Anyway the top deep has a least 6 full frames of capped honey and I believe there is more in the bottom deep as I can't heft the 2 of them together. Could I, should I, clean up that top deep and move it over to the one that I just added fondant to? Any hints or suggestions much appreciated.