My question is should i be worried about no brood now(dec 5) n This is the second winter for this hive. last month they had plenty of honey and brood and beetle. I got the beetles in line/ today;, i elimimated a supper as it was mostly empty. I have read that the queen will slow down and sometimes stop laying. But I am still worried, as I just lost my newest hive, which was weak.j

one atime they were fine, then the next time piles of bees are dead
first time posting, and got a cat pawing at me for attention.
Any suggestions, history, anything will be appreciated