After our first big snow storm last night, I went out to clear the entrance of my two hives.
Afterward, I put my ear to each and gave a knock...one replied with a healthy amount of buzzing...the other was silent. Upon inspection, it would appear that they starved...not a bit of stores to be found.
During the latter part of last season, I fed both with sugar water until it started to freeze and then gave each a protien patty figuring that and thier honey would be sufficient to get them thru the winter.
No such luck.
Now I need some advice about what to do to keep the other hive strong til spring.
There probably not much I can do at this point, right?