Re: Not going well need advise.
Well I didn't know there were pics either but found them by following Jonathans instructions.
Pic 4 is significant, it shows a frame with dead brood, very patchy. It is consistent with death by mites, although not definitely, the pic is too blurry for a good enough look.
For a hive to die of mites, the hive does not die till there are enough mites to infest pretty much every brood cell, some of them with more than one mite, killing the larva before emergence. The adult bees are weak as most of them had a mite in the cell with them. This is the final stage of death by mites and the hive cannot be saved, even if the mites are treated, unless more healthy bees are added also.
When the hive is in this final stage, brood is not being cared for properly and becomes very patchy. Bees attempt to clean out dead larvae but often just the top part of the larva is chewed away. eventually all adult bees stop work completely, going into a helpless stage for a while, before dying. The brood combs left behind can be exactly as per the pic.
To really know, we would pic the caps off some cells that could have mites (now dead) trapped inside and see what's happening.
However the photo as shown is not enough, on it's own, to conclusively say death by mites, but it is certainly consistent with death by mites. If I was examining this hive in person myself, mites would be the first thing I would look for further evidence of.
"We don't need no education" (Pink Floyd) - Yes you do, you just used a double negative.