Checked out my 2 hives this morning and found one dead and the other doing well.
The dead hive had a pile of bees in the bottom and one or two on the comb. This hive was a swarm I caught last summer, they seemed to go thru summer ok. I had to do a major rebuild during the summer where they had cross combed and had some collapse. They had drawn out 4 whole comb and half a dozen partial but there was hardly ant stores. When I checked hem in the fall they had full comb with honey, pollen and brood. Wonder what happened Will have to clean it up and start again. What should I do with all of the old comb, some is clean white some dark brown.