So last week I harvested from one of my hives but didn't have time to do the other two. I did check on them and all seemed well, hive full of bees, eggs and brood.
Today I look out at my bees and notice something odd. Its raining today and two of my hives have the usual small pile of daily dead stuck in the rainwater outside the entrance, but one hive didn't have any dead and there seemed to be a lot of hornets flying in and out of that hive. I ran over and opened it up and couldn't believe my eyes. No bees. Not a single one
Looked at the bottom board and found maybe 20-30 dead bees and the usual detritus. Went through the hive and found no bees anywhere. Most of the honey was gone, torn and ripped caps makes it looks like it was robbed out. Tons of pollen.
And eggs! hundreds of eggs in brood cells and a few dozen scattered capped or partial opened dead brood with normal looking larvae in them.
And no bees except for the few on the bottom board. This was one of the hives that I haven't harvested from yet.
Is this CCD!?
Those things you see flying around in the pictures are not bees, they are wasps. Since its 47 and raining all my bees are inside where they belong.