Finally got to check the hives temps were great. Opened every one and all that I have in every hive is a hanful of dead bees laying in the bottom of every hive and a few dead scattered through the hives. Almost all of the reserves are still in the hives. Double Deep hives heavy with honey.
No bugs no goo, no mess what so ever. They wer all doing well and were strong when I put mouse guards on in the fall. It is like they just left the hives sometime in the winter.
So I guess I will not be doubleing in size this year, but using my packages to rebuild what I had.
Dont understand it..... the year before i had 100% survive and i did everything the same this year.