This was my first winter with my hive and im a little confused. I thought i had plenty of honey left for them and something still happened. I see dead bees with their heads stuck in the cells and the ones on the bottom board and outside have their tongues sticking out. the hive is completely gone but there is still probably 40-50# of honey left. What i want to know is is it safe to use the same hive again for a new package or do i have to start from scratch again and what could have possibly done this to my hive. Thanks in advance -Jake
there are only a few capped brood cells and they are dried with a small hole in them, i did not treat for mites in the fall and i am not sure if its uncapped brood or honey in the brood area of the bottom deep but its jelly like in the cells if it is brood.